Omar has a PhD in Management (Finance & Banking) and more than 20 years of experience in the areas of strategic advisory, investment management and turnarounds in various geographical regions
. He has co-led a major business group owned by a prominent regional family with global span based from Geneva-Switzerland. Prior to that, he was one of the initial founders and has acted as the CIO of a regional Middle East bank and before that, a ‘Partner’ with Ernst & Young (E&Y), on the advisory/consulting side of the business. In addition, Omar has been on the board (including Chairmanship) of more than 10 companies, one of which; listed at FTSE 250. He is currently serving as an Independent Board member of the Arab Bank Switzerland and Tharisa Mining (Listed at London Stock Exchange).
Most recently Omar has been acting at different/several capacities including a Digital Entrepreneur, Advisor, and a Board member for a number of early stage, high growth/profile UK companies. He also serves as a Board Advisor to Ayla Oasis Development Co.