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About Omar

Omar is a strategic advisor, investor, and business development executive focused on the Web 3.0 space (crypto, blockchain).

Omar has broad functional experience across strategy & operations, technology management, and corporate finance gained through a variety of roles with tier 1 organizations such as Oliver Wyman, Deloitte Consulting, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays Capital.

He is also intimately involved within crypto and early-stage tech start-up space, where he selectively invests and works with founding teams on topics such as strategy, fundraising, and growth. He is the Director for the INSEAD Alumni Association's Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology group within the UAE, and has been an advisor with North America’s top university-based tech accelerator since early 2013.

Omar is a global citizen and connector that has built a wide network across North America, EMEA, and SEA through his work in 10 countries including key business hubs such as Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Dubai.

Omar holds an MBA from INSEAD, and an Honours Computer Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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