Omar is an experienced tax professional with a focus on VAT (known in Malysia as the goods and services tax (GST)). Having managed over 20 GST implementations for a range of businesses in Malaysia, for the last twelve months he has been assisting a diverse range of businesses with the implementation of VAT across the GCC. He is widely acknowledged as one of the region’s leading trusted business advisers on VAT for the insurance and reinsurance sectors (both conventional and Islamic (takaful)), having led over a dozen VAT implementations for the insurance sector in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Omar also focuses on the manufacturing, retail and oil & gas and financial services sectors.
He has extensive customs experience, including:
- Indirect tax exemptions
- Sales tax exemptions
- Refunds and drawbacks
- Customs duties
- Bonded warehouse applications
- FTA matters
- Customs’ import and export procedures
Omar began his career in industry with a leading multi-national before gaining experience with a ‘Big 4’ in Malaysia and the Middle East. He is fluent in English, Malay and Chinese. Omar is a member of ACCA (UK) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.