Omar is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). Omar is working at the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) – global Islamic finance standard setter, as Deputy Secretary General – Accounting & Governance. Previously he was Partner – Assurance & Head of Islamic Finance (Pakistan & Afghanistan) at Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder – A member firm of Ernst & Young. Omar’s key area of expertise is assurance and advisory services to Islamic financial institutions, including Islamic accounting advisory, Audits, Shari’ah Audits, Corporate Finance Advisory, Structuring of Shari’ah Compliant Transactions, Accountancy and Financial Reporting, Islamic Finance Training, Financial Modelling, Risk Management & Development and Review of Manuals and Systems. He is author of two books on Islamic finance, namely “Managing Finances – A Shariah Compliant Way” and “Islamic Microfinance Bank: Working Model” (in Urdu). He has also authored a textbook on Islamic finance and capital markets for the Institute of Capital Markets – Pakistan. Omar is a member (ex-chairman) of ICAP’s committee responsible for development of Islamic financial accounting standards for Pakistan and also a member of Insurance Committee leading the accounting regulations development for Takaful. He was a member of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Shari’ah Board and part of the committee for revision of Takaful Rules, besides being part of several committees and task forces of the State Bank of Pakistan. He is advisor to Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) on Shari’ah issues concerning IFRS adoption. He has contributed several articles in various newspapers and journals, and papers in conferences and is also a regular trainer and speaker on various forums on topics related to Islamic finance including forums like the State Bank of Pakistan, universities and professional bodies.