Omar is an Entrepreneur and activist with experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He kicked off his career when he founded PWEMA, a start-up that provides periodic web maintenance services. He then joined Pious Technologies as Executive assistant to CEO and took lead of the external relations and company representation in over 8 countries. In 2012, he co-founded Mobi-Trip, a mobile application development and software solutions and led product and business development as CEO.
In 2012, as the refugees crisis started in Lebanon post the Syrian war, he developed interest in the humanitarian sector. He held various positions with UNHCR and USAID and focused on projects oriented towards youth and women capacity development. Omar built a strong relationship with civic entities and associations, local and international. In 2014, he was recruited by Basmeh & Zeitooneh, a growing NGO in Lebanon, to launch the Northern branch of the organization.
As Area & Operations Manager he manages projects in the areas of Relief, Education, Psycho-social and Livelihood. His latest initiative came to light in Jan 2015 when he co-founded SHIFT (Socio-Economic Hub and Incubator of Innovative Initiatives for Transformation), the first incubator and hub to support business and social impact initiatives in marginalized/conflict-zone areas. Omar is an activist with a focus on education. He held the role of event mgt coordinator for TEDxAzmiStreet for 2 yrs & co-lead many civic initiatives