Omar has over 25 years of investment and management experience. He has planned and executed several startups. He currently serves as a director in several companies engaged in the coffee, technology and hospitality sectors. Omar, who is a financial consultant as well, runs the Bishangari Eco-Tourism lodge near Addis Ababa.

Omar is a coffee farmer, a trader and a businessman, who runs a family-owned firm called S.A.Bagersh, which is one of the oldest trading company in Ethiopia. In his generation the company has expanded to include farming, roasting and packing. Omar has broad understanding of Ethiopia’s complex and nuanced business environment. Omar also enjoys extensive experience in strategy, finance and human resource management.