Omar is a lawyer with a strong background in corporate law and extensive experience in social and business entrepreneurship. He provides legal advice to social enterprises, start-ups, and non-profit organizations.
Omar has a wide range of professional experience in social innovation, entrepreneurship, and is working towards a career in the capacity building of enterprises and start-ups in the MENA region.
Along with Omar’s legal practice, he currently works as an Advisor at GIZ. Prior to that, he has held several other positions: he was an Incubators and Accelerators Advisor at USAID’s Strengthening and Enterprise Development (SEED) project; an Account Manager at Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), supporting early-stage social enterprises by turning their ideas into operating social businesses; a Program Manager at Ana Masry Foundation; an active member of Green Arm; and lastly, a Communication and Social Mobilization Fellow at UNAIDS Egypt during the Lazord Fellowship.
Omar has a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Science in Europe Mediterranean Studies from Cairo University. He also has a diploma in Social Innovation Management from the UPeace Center for Executive Education in Costa Rica. In April 2016, Omar received a post-graduate certificate in Social Innovation Management from the Amani Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, where he also spent his legal apprenticeship at IKM Advocates, DLA Piper Africa.