Mr. Omar Masri
Representative of Islamic National Investment Company
Mr. Masri is the Vice Chairman of The National Bank (TNB) and a well-known businessman with 27 years of experience in the banking, as well as in the oil and gas sectors. Since 2006, he has been the Managing Director of Edgo Group, a regional company with operations in the oil and gas, power, water and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Masri established and managed Atlas Investment Group (“Atlas”) in 1996, a regional investment banking firm. In 2004, the Arab Bank acquired and established Atlas as its investment banking arm, known today as AB Invest. He was appointed as Arab Bank’s first Global Head of Investment Banking and represented Arab Bank across the boards of several affiliate and sister entities, including the Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia.
He was the first individual in Jordan to be granted the Certified Financial Consultant, Broker and Investment Manager License by the Jordan Securities Commission. In 2004, Mr. Masri was invited to be a member of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFC) Practitioner Committee to assist in the establishment of the DIFC. In 2002, he founded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s Jordan Chapter and became its first Chairman.
Prior to establishing Atlas, he was a Fund Manager at Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets in London, UK, where he structured and managed the first regional Middle East investment fund in the world, which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Masri is a finance graduate from George Washington University (GW) in Washington, DC. In 1990, he completed a two-year, intensive wholesale credit-training program at the Philadelphia National Bank/Wharton Business School in Philadelphia and subsequently managed the Bank’s correspondent banking relationships in Thailand and Japan. He has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 2001 and was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.