Prior to rejoining the firm (which he co-founded in 2002) in February 2006, Omar served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia on economic, corporate sector and foreign policy matters. He brings with him over 12 years experience in the Malaysian corporate and government sectors, has an in-depth understanding of Malaysia’s public policy process, and an extensive network of senior level contacts in both Government and the corporate sector.
Prior to Ethos, Omar was a Senior Associate with McKinsey & Company Inc. based in London and Kuala Lumpur. He has served multinational clients in the telecoms, energy, media, retail, banking and government sectors in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, on issues of corporate strategy, performance management, organisational performance and post merger management. In his consulting career, he has led a number of significant client engagements with key ministries, government agencies, government-linked companies and multinational corporations operating in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Omar is a graduate of Oxford University where he obtained his BA (Hons) and MA degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is an active member of the ISIS Malaysia network, and was formerly the Director General and Board Member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) Malaysia Committee and senior staffer to the Chair of the Malaysia APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).