Omar Khan, a 34-year-old finance industry executive specialising in ethical funds management, has been awarded a coveted ‘Emerging Leaders’ MBA Scholarship by the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine and the University of Sydney Business School.
The ‘Emerging Leaders’ Scholarship will make it possible for Mr Khan to join Australia’s brightest young business leaders taking part in the Business School’s industry oriented Master of Business Administration (MBA) program launched earlier this year.
“Mr Khan now has a life changing opportunity to share his journey with other emerging leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds in what is an enriching, dynamic and rewarding learning environment,” said the Business School’s Co-Dean Professor Tyrone Carlin.
“Mr Khan will gain an understanding of and an appreciation of other businesses, other concerns, priorities and leadership styles,” Professor Carlin said.
Mr Khan, who came alone to Australia at the age of 12 from the troubled Indian state of Kashmir, has worked in the finance and investment sectors since studying Commerce and Law at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.
He is now the Director, Strategy and Development, with Crescent Wealth, the nation’s first investment firm to operate in line with Islamic business principles. Mr Khan is also the Executive Director of Yo Yo Button, a mobile technology start-up.
He was chosen for the Scholarship from a large pool of applicants following a rigorous process including an assessment of individual leadership strengths and weaknesses using a method developed by one of the Business School’s industry partners, the global leadership and talent consulting firm, Korn/Ferry International.