Omer Imtiazuddin

Omer Imtiazuddin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Omer Imtiazuddin is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yunus Social Business. Previously he was the Director of Blended Finance at Winrock International working across all program areas including Sustainable Agriculture, Energy and Environment, and Economic Development and Social Capital. Before that he was a Senior Advisor at Grand Challenges Canada, a $225 million global health initiative funded by the Canadian government where he led their Scaling Up and Financial Innovations platforms and served as Chair of their Investment Committee. He has also been the Global Health Portfolio Manager at Acumen, a social venture capital fund, where he was jointly responsible for the $100 million of committed capital and served on the boards of 7 portfolio companies. Before joining Acumen, Omer worked at the IFC in the Grassroots Business Fund leading their Youth and Informal Enterprise initiative. He also has experience in private equity as one of five investment professionals managing Barnard & Co., a $2 billion venture capital fund. Prior to that he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Omer has advised on numerous global health and impact investing task forces, has lectured at Wharton and Duke business schools and been cited in mainstream media including the Financial Times. Omer received his BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.