Khan, a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire with a current estimated worth of $10 billion, previously served as the executive director of TNK-BP (a failed joint oil venture with BP.)
In February 2018, the special counsel charged Khan’s son-in-law, Alex van der Zwaan, with making false statements to federal agents regarding his communications with Rick Gates (van der Zwaan pleaded guilty). Khan is a member of the supervisory board of the Alfa Group Consortium; the consortium includes Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest private bank. Alfa Bank previously made up one-third of the financial conglomerate Alfa-Access-Renova Consortium, which sold their stake in the failed TNK-BP oil deal to Rosneft in 2011. While there are no confirmed direct links between Khan, Trump and the Mueller investigation, there have been several links uncovered between the Russia investigation and Alfa Bank— most notably, in July 2016, a computer server owned by the Trump Organization was mysteriously communicating with a server registered to Alfa Bank.