Omar is the Managing Partner of Financial Services in the Ernst & Young LLP United Kingdom and sits on the Board of the UK member firm.
He was appointed to the role in October 2015, and now leads a team of over 200 partners and more than 4,000 professionals, with responsibility for some of the member firm’s largest clients globally. Omar also represents the UK on the EY EMEIA Financial Services Leadership Team.
Omar is a strong advocate of innovation in professional services; he is a member of both the Department for International Trade’s Fintech Trade & Investment Steering Board, and the Innovate Finance FinTech Strategy Group launched in collaboration with the City of London Corporation in 2018.
Omar earned a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London and is a Freeman of the City of London Corporation.
How Omar is building a better working world
“I am a strong supporter of D&I in EY services; we were the first of the Big 4 to publish Partner Gender Pay gap in 2018; among the first signatories of the HMT Women in Finance Charter, been supporters of the Diverse City Initiative; and have launched a background blind student recruitment programme for UKFS, now the most successful student recruitment programme in the UK. In UKFS we have various schemes to support women in the workplace, such EY Reconnect, and Career Watch, aimed at female and BME Managers.
I am also a big advocate for diversification of skills and talent within Financial Services. I am responsible for TheCityUK’s skills and talent agenda, where we represent industry-led financial and professional services to support job creation and long-term economic growth in the UK. I also sit on the Treasury sponsored FS Skills Taskforce.”