MBA (ongoing) Phoenix University USA, BSc Computer Engineering Kuwait University (1985) Author of a book “Innovation & Creativity Culture”, Creator of “Climate Innovation Model”
Osama graduated as an Engineer yet chose the IT as a career: Senior IT Strategic Business Development Expert that is known to be innovative in every involvement. He had consistent career in the IT field for 22 years some of which included a mix of strategy and reengineering involvement with IT. Osama contributed in almost every space of the IT business from Software Development and Project Management to Databases, ERP and Business Intelligence Products including extensive exposure and involvement in infrastructure development for large corporate. He was involved in tens of IT projects in various industries since 1987.
Osama is Innovation Expert, Trainer and Consultant. He helped tens of private and public sector organizations to become more innovative as well as to serve entrepreneurship in their space of mandates. He developed several innovation strategies for large corporate including some public sector and semi-public sector; trained thousands on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Services in general included: develop Innovation Strategy andcreate Sustainable Innovation Culture; develop Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and increase Innovation Capabilities among human capital; develop Innovation Cycle and Working Procedure; Create/Establish Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers within corporate.
Osama is a visionary real Innovator and Entrepreneur who failed and succeeded many times; passionate advocate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in everything, always and by everybody; sound speaker in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Subjects in tens of regional and international events and conferences; an expert who believes that educating and supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship can’t be through traditional MBA like programs as they were designed for the previous decade corporate management styles; experienced Trainer for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at executive levels.
Osama has worked as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consultant for Oman General Authority for SME Development (PASMED). Main involvement was in an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award under name of “Entrepreneurship Award”. Main responsibilities: supported PASMED in the Award Criteria for more than 11 different categories; developed all needed manuals and conducted workshop at all levels of the Award. Also Osama has worked as Innovation Consultant for Oman Research Council. Focus in latest involvement was in two areas first: Educational Curriculum for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in schools; consultant for developing an educational material as well as helping the team of teachers delivering the material. Secondly: Support Management as well as school teachers handling the operation of the School Incubator.
Osama is Key Consultant for establishing the first privately owned incubator in KSA; handled setup, designing the operating system for the incubator, and preparing the specialized experts to handle the future operation.