In addition to his role as CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar was elected as the Chairman of Gulf Bank in March 2013. Previously, he held the position of Deputy Chairman, being elected in 2012, and he has served as a board member since 2009.
Omar is a founding member and board member of INJAZ Al-Arab, and serves as the Chairman of INJAZ-Kuwait, part of the international non-profit NGO, Junior Achievement. He is also involved in promoting the economic development of the MENA region, having served as the World Economic Forum´s (WEF´s) Chair of the MENA Regional Business Council (2014-2015) and Chair of the initiative, ´A New Vision for Arab Employment´ (2014-present). For the 2017 WEF Annual Meeting, he was selected to serve on the Stewardship Board of the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative. In 2019, he became a member of the International Business Council, which acts as a community to identify and address globally relevant business issues, and to develop practical solutions. His commitment to the WEF and its mission to ´improve the state of the world´ spans over 10 years.
Omar also takes an active role in addressing the dire challenges facing refugees in the region, acting as a member of the UNHCR MENA Sustainability Board, and signing a MoU to help fund education programs for Syrian youth and children.
Omar is also Chairman of The Family Business Council – GULF (FBCG), a nonprofit membership organization established to improve long-term governance among family-owned businesses, which account for 90 percent of the regional private sector economy.