Omar has over 20 years' experience in the telecoms sector, both in operational positions and as a consultant. He has conducted a wide range of regulation, strategy and due diligence projects in more than 35 countries and territories across the 5 continents.
His experience includes conducting and assessing market analyses, including the definition of relevant regulatory remedies. He has also developed and assessed bottom-up and top-down costing models, using LRAIC and pure LRIC methodologies. He has defined national broadband plans, reviewed universal service obligations and their financing, and supported operators during litigation processes.
Omar has helped operators to develop market entry strategies for broadband, 3G mobile and mobile banking activities. He has also analysed competitive threats for established operators and modelled the impact of strategic scenarios on the market development and positioning of various players.
Omar has conducted commercial and technical due diligence projects involving mobile operators, cable operators, field operation contractors and a media group. He has also assessed portfolios of local exchange buildings for real-estate financing companies, and acted as lenders' technical advisor (LTA) for large ICT public–private partnership (PPP) projects.
Omar holds a Master of Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique (France), a Master of Engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech (France) and a diploma of Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique (France). His experience as an engineer in the French Corps des Mines gave him valuable insight into the operation of French and EU institutions.