Ishaq - Management Consultant - United Arab Emirates

Omar Ishaq

United Arab Emirates


Management Consultant


- Strategy
- Business Development
- M&A
- Business Optimization; Target Operating model (People, process, technology)
- Oil & Gas, Energy & Chemicals Research
- Technology- , IT-, Data, Risk and Performance Mgt
- Marketing, PR & Event Mgt
- Project Mgt

Work History

Senior Management Consultant

IBM Global Business Services, Strategy & Transformation Consulting, Middle East

From January 2012

Advising executive clients in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Renewables, Airline and Government industries in the Middle East on strategy, business development, M&A, organization design, communication, performance- & risk management, energy efficiency and business optimization - target operating model (; people, process, systems/technologies and structure).

Strategy & Business Development - Category Manager Norway, Nikefootball

Nike International

May 2011 - January 2012

Temporary engagement to define Nikefootball strategy in Norway and setup organization with people and processes. Responsible for the multichannel strategy, business development, sales transformation, management and optimization of the Nikefootball brand with related sales, CRM, marketing, branding, communication and sponsorship activities. Managed annual revenue of 70 million NOK and delivered over 30% annual revenue growth, which is still continuing.

Research Director , Oil & Gas - Energy - Chemicals

IBM Institute of Business Value, US

April 2009 - April 2011

Director at IBM corporate institute IBV in charge of development and deployment of all Petroleum, Energy & Chemicals related thought leadership & research. Managed a team of 4 to develop a major global study to understand the future of the Oil & Gas industry towards 2030, what challenges companies might face and how they can navigate successfully. Leaders from over 70 companies & institutions in over 30 countries were interviewed face-to-face, and their organizations’ strategies, structures and operating models were analyzed. The study was launched globally in several languages globally in 2010 and received significant publicity. Also developed a global CEO study and LNG sector study.

Management Consultant

IBM Global Business Services, Strategy & Change Consulting, Nordics

June 2006 - April 2009

Successfully advised some of world’s leading Oil & Gas, Airline and Chemicals companies in the Nordics on strategy – M&A, technology, data management, IT, risk management, communication/PR/marketing and business optimization addressing operating model optimization; people, process, system & structure.

Qualifications & Certifications

M&A and Corporate Restructuring

Harvard Business School

Global Energy

Harvard Business School

Master of Science , Business & Economics - Strategy & Leadership

Norwegian School of Management

Bachelor in Business & Economics - Major in Strategy

Norwegian School of Management

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