For more than fifteen years at the helm of Alghanim Industries, Omar has been a catalyst for the growth and expansion of more than 30 businesses in different regions across the world. He is also Chairman of Gulf Bank, a leading GCC bank.
Omar is co-founder and first Chairman of INJAZ Al-Arab, part of the international non-profit NGO, Junior Achievement. He was selected to serve on the World Economic Forum (WEF) Stewardship Board of the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative and a member of the WEF International Business Council. Omar is the Chairman of the Family Business Council – GULF (FBCG), a non- profit membership organization established to improve long-term governance among family owned businesses, which account for 90 percent of the regional private sector economy. Omar also takes an active role in addressing the dire challenges facing refugees in the region, partnering with the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and signing a MoU to help fund education programs for Syrian youth and children. Additionally, he is a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, and the HBS MENA Advisory Board. He also serves on the Leadership Council of Harvard Kennedy School ́s Center for Public Leadership (CPL), which is a network of leaders that serve as intellectual partners to the CPL.
Omar received a Bachelor of Science in Business Commerce from New York University ́s Stern School of Business in 1997 and has an MBA from Harvard Business School (Class of 2002).
For more information about Omar K. Alghanim, please visit: www.omaralghanim.com.