Omar is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Omar is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
(ICAP). Omar is a Partner at Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder - A member firm of Ernst & Young
in Pakistan, heading their Islamic Financial Services Group for Pakistan & Afghanistan. [He will be shortly
joining AAOIFI as Assistant Secretary General – Accounting & Auditing.]
Omar’s key area of expertise is assurance and advisory services to Islamic financial institutions, including
Islamic accounting advisory, Audits, Shariah Audits, Corporate Finance Advisory, Structuring of Shariah
Compliant Transactions, Accountancy and Financial Reporting, Islamic Finance Training, Financial
Modelling, Risk Management & Development and Review of Manuals and Systems.
He is author of two books on Islamic finance, namely “Managing Finances - A Shariah Compliant Way” and
“Islamic Microfinance Bank : Working Model” (in Urdu).
Omar is a member (ex-chairman) of ICAP's committee responsible for development of Islamic financial
accounting standards for Pakistan and also a member of Insurance Committee leading the accounting
regulations development for Takaful. He was a member of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan
(SECP) Shariah Board and part of the committee for revision of Takaful Rules, besides being part of several
committees and task forces of the State Bank of Pakistan. He is advisor to Saudi Organization for Certified
Public Accountants (SOCPA) on Shariah issues concerning IFRS adoption.
He has contributed several articles in various newspapers and journals, and papers in conferences and is also a
regular trainer and speaker on various forums on topics related to Islamic finance including forums like the
State Bank of Pakistan, universities and professional bodies.