Mr Omar Ahmed Omar Hashi

Researcher

Omar is a Financial Management Specialist who holds Master of Business Administration (MBA Finance) from Oklahoma City University, USA & Bachelor of Commerce Degree (accounting & Auditing) from Pune University. Omar has over 25 year of working experience gained from both the private and public sectors, including development partners and Investment Banks.

Based in Hargeisa Omar was part of the core team that produced the draft World Bank Somaliland Public Expenditure Report 2014 which analyzed how Somaliland Ministries / Agencies spend, allocate and prioritize their budgets, their budget cycle process and payment authorization process. They message of the report was presented at the Somaliland Economic Conference on Growth, Poverty and Fiscal affairs in Hargeisa in January 2014. He was part of the core team hosting the event, which included Ministers and representatives from civil society, private sector and media.

On Public Financial Management, Omar provided vital coordination role for the Ministry of Finance by supporting the Ministry in liaising with international PFM experts undertaking an independent assessment on the quality of PFM systems in Somaliland. He was involved in stakeholder coordination on PFM reform processes and the review of PFM bills with the stakeholders before being passed to cabinet. He served as the liaison between the Ministry of Finance and partners (World Bank & DFID) on PFM related issues, such as Revenue Management and Budgetary process. He was the focal point for the USAID funded project to Ministry of Finance.

Investment Banking: Omar is a former investment Banker worked world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund Abu Investment Authority as a Senior Investment Analyst.