Omar Elassar

CEO & Managing Director

Omar is a strategic advisor and investor focused on the intersection of technology and financial services. He has broad functional experience across strategy & operations, technology, and corporate finance gained through a variety of roles with top tier organizations such as Oliver Wyman, NSI Ventures (Northstar Group), Deloitte Consulting, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays Capital.

Omar is intimately involved in the early-stage technology and crypto space where he selectively invests and works with founders on topics such as strategy, fundraising, and growth. He is the co-chair for the INSEAD Alumni Association’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology group within the UAE, and has been an advisor with North America’s top university-based tech accelerator since early 2013. He is also an alumnus of BOOST, Deloitte’s TMT start-up consulting initiative.

Omar is a global citizen and connector, having built a wide network across North America, Europe, MEA, and SEA through his work in 10 countries including key business hubs such as Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Dubai.

Omar holds an MBA from INSEAD, and an Honours Computer Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.