Group CEO - Meinhardt Group
Omar Shahzad is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Meinhardt Group since 2013. As Group CEO, Omar oversees the performance of the global group of nearly 5,000 employees across 51 offices, with a particular focus on client management, business expansion and diversification, especially smart cities and digitalization.
Omar served as the Deputy CEO for the Meinhardt Group from 2010 to 2013.
Under his leadership, the Group has grown significantly and achieved a number of milestones:
He was an investment banker with an international bank where he was involved in several landmark equity capital and fixed income transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. These include being an advisor for a US$2 billion sovereign bond offering for the Republic of Indonesia; a US$70 million acquisition of Advanced Interconnect Technologies by Unisem (M) Barhad; and a US$415 million acquisition of a 20% stake in EON Capital Berhad by Primus Pacific Ltd.
He started his career as a management associate and later as a credit analyst with Citigroup based in Singapore.
Omar graduated from Tufts University, Medford, USA with a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude Hons) in Economics.
He held a number of student leadership positions at University including Singapore Connect, Muslim Society at Tufts etc.
He was also a council member of North East CDC, from 2004-2008, the youngest at the time.