Omar serves the Sharia supervisory review and audit function for the banking sector. Under his current role he supervises clients in a cluster of related segments including retail, corporate and wholesale banking practices.
He co-leads the external Sharia audit (IESCA) engagements for banks in the Kingdom of Bahrain auditing their products, Islamic financial governance, Sharia controls and treasury management in light of Sharia criterions. In his position he also plays a considerable role in solving bank’s toughest non-compliance problems in light of Sharia precepts. His Sharia audit programs also deliver insights that diagnose clients’ Sharia non-compliance trajectories and inform reporting lines of non-congruent practices and how to manage them. Prior to joining Shariyah Review Bureau in 2019, he interned at Al Salam Bank, focusing primarily on Islamic banking product reviews and supervision. Within the retail banking space at Al Salam Bank, Omar has honed expertise in property financing, bancatakful, Wakala saving scheme, among other verticals.
Omar earned an MBA in Comparative Jurisprudence and Law, obtaining First Class honor from Higher Judicial Institute – Al-Imam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University. He also earned a Executive MBA in Islamic Finance from Golden Trust Training Institute (CIBAFI).