Lives: South Coast
Occupation: Cycling Advocate
Candidate for the Legislative Council
Omar began his career as an engineer working at the Kennedy Space Center before moving to product development roles with Hewlett Packard and Apple Computer. His work in product life cycle management led to his appointment as Policy Director for the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva. Omar has now lived in Australia for nearly 20 years and has worked primarily with product development with Optus, Telstra, Citigroup, Unwired and with Uniseed, a venture capital firm. He later led the development of an online young people’s community – Livewire – for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He currently serves on the board of a local growers food cooperative, Greenbox and spends his spare time raising fish, chickens, pigs and growing vegies.
Omar is a life-long leisure and (later) commuter cyclist who took up cycling advocacy 5 years ago as CEO of Bicycle NSW. He later continued to develop community advocacy strategies through Go! Alliance that led to the creation of the Australian Cyclists Party.