Regional Intellectual Property Advisor for Nestlé Middle East, North and Horn of Africa
An advocate and prime petitioner for the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights, Omar is a Jordanian Law graduate from the University of Jordan (1993) as well as a qualified lawyer and active member of the Jordan Lawyers Bar Association.
He has served as Legal Advisor for Sukhtian Group of Companies in Jordan, managing the Legal Department and dealing with all aspects of corporate commercial legal matters and intellectual property rights.
He held the position of Regional Intellectual Property Advisor for Nestlé Middle East, North and Horn of Africa, empowered with the enforcement and protection of the intellectual property rights of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. Vevey – Switzerland from 2004 and was subsequently promoted as Head of Legal Compliance and Corporate Governance since beginning of 2011.
During his tenure at Nestlé, aside from the day-to-day successful legal accomplishments such as managing and being responsible for brand enforcement operations in the region, in his role as Regional Intellectual Property Advisor he has also positioned himself on the map of IP professionals in the Middle East by initiating and concluding agreements between Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. and several customs authorities including the Jordanian, Egyptian, Syrian and Algerian Customs Authorities, in order to implement border measures and authority cooperation for the protection of intellectual property rights.
Omar also represents Nestlé in the Brand Owners Protection Group, the first non-profit association for brand owners in the Gulf, where he acts as Founding Member and Chairman of the organization along with other 4 founding members. Since its establishment in 2005 he has been an active member of the organization and has spearheaded all the group’s activities and initiatives throughout the GCC as well as recruiting prominent and well-known brand owners and service providers which are now more than 50 members of the group.