Omar is a Chartered Accountant by profession and specialises in responsible finance, Islamic finance and private equity. He has extensive experience in financial services and government advisory. He specialises in advocacy & building ecosystems for ethical finance which includes working with UNDP on constructing innovative financial instruments for financing the SDGs and inclusive growth. His background includes working with Ernst & Young as the former UK Head of Islamic Finance and he has contributed extensively to the UK Government’s activities in Islamic finance including lead advisor for Islamic student loans. Omar’s focus is in furthering social impact within the global Islamic finance industry.