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Sharif Omar

Sharif Omar

Director - Portfolio Practice

Portfolio Practice
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Overview & Specialism:

Sharif leads our Consumer – Finance Leadership Practice, specialising in Senior Finance level Search’s, in addition to full finance function build outs.

We place into mid-large cap private equity backed portfolio companies across the UK, Europe and North America.

Career Background:

Sharif has 16 years Search experience within two Fortune 500 brands and a market leading privately owned global firm.

During this tenure, Sharif has focussed on Senior Finance Leadership Search’s within the Commerce & Industry space (both UK and International), with an emphasis on the Consumer Sector.

He has also spent time with a leading global Private Equity investor within the recruitment sector as a Portfolio Director.


Sharif has been asked to join the judging panel of the annual FT Diversity in Finance Awards for the last three years. These awards are specifically targeted at the Financial Services Sector, providing lots of key insights into the great initiatives taking place within this space


After graduating from University, Sharif took the opportunity to play professional American football in Spain, Norway, and Switzerland.

Sharif has remained involved in American football over the years, serving as a Head Coach at University level and an Assistant Coach within the UK Premier League.

Sharif is a father of two and enjoys traveling, with Barbados and Egypt (where his parents originate) being regular destination spots.