Bilal is currently the Group CPO and Head of Real Estate for Centrica plc. He joined Centrica in 2016 as part of a strategic repositioning of the company under a new CEO. Bilal has led the transformation of the functions enabling global leverage, rationalising the property portfolio, standardising the operating model, optimising technological investments and improving capability.
Bilal’s progressive career spans multiple industries (FMCG, food service, medical diagnostics, infrastructure, energy and services) in a number of blue chip multinationals (Mars, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Compass Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific and National Grid); and geographies – he has worked and lived in the UAE, USA, Switzerland and the UK holding regional and global roles. In his spare time, Bilal enjoys playing and watching polo.