OMAR AL-SHARIF

DIRECTOR OF PARTNER PROGRAMMES @  WAMDA

SHORT BIO

Omar leads business development and programmes as the director of partner programmes at Wamda, a leading VC and entrepreneurship ecosystem building firm in MENAT. He started his career by launching Queen Rania Entrepreneurship Centre where he supported the development of the MENA region’s first startup competition. Since then Omar worked with several tech and investment companies including being part of the founding team of Oasis500 in Jordan where he headed marketing and strategy, and as a director of business marketing and innovation at Etisalat in UAE, where he launched Etisalat Startup programme, managed Etisalat’s Dubai Future Accelerators programme and represented Etisalat at the steering committee for Emirates’ startup programme, Intelak. Omar’s areas of interest include digital transformation, strategic branding, marketing and communications.