Omar HishamSenior Manager
Omar is an experienced tax professional with a particular focus on VAT and excise. Omar started his career in Malaysia with a global tobacco manufacturer before moving to a ‘Big 4’ professional services firm, developing a deep knowledge across a wide range of indirect tax issues, including excise taxes and customs matters. Over the last three years, he has serviced a diverse range of businesses across the GCC with a significant emphasis on VAT implementation and advisory. He is widely acknowledged as one of the region’s leading trusted advisers on VAT for the insurance and reinsurance sectors (both conventional and Islamic (takaful)), having led over two dozen VAT implementations and significant advisory engagements in Malaysia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE for insurance and reinsurance businesses.