Mr. Omar W. Al Handal
Managing Director, Al Handal International Group
Omar is a results-driven, flexible and solutions-oriented professional, current Managing Director of the Al Handal International Group. Throughout his career, he has learned from his family the value of hard work, keeping family spirit and principles in line with business success. As a business leader, Omar is always looking in ways to improve the communities he serves, through corporate social responsibility plans and sustainability practices throughout the organization processes.
The Group knowledge of the local business environment in Iraq has enabled them to executive projects and developments in the retail banking, real estate developments, airlines and hospitality industries. Based in Dubai&Iraq, Omar is also interested in the Iraqi & U.A.E start-up Eco-system, to build communities, drive acceleration and inspire. This interest has transformed in 2018 into The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship , to which Omar is a co-Founder, the first co-working space/Incubator in Baghdad and Iraq’s leading one. At The Station Foundation, Omar offers a hub for young entrepreneurs to work and develop, as well as a centre for the private sector to strive.
Omar is skilled at providing valuable solutions to address operational challenges, making sound decision within fast-paced, high-pressure environments. He is also a valued advisor, a team leader and a sound communicator, being recognized for his strategic mindset and great results.
His educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from American University in Dubai, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Canadian University in Dubai and a Certificate in Financial Accounting from the Harvard Business School.