Omer Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from DePaul University in Chicago. During his studies at the Hertie School, he specialised in management and organisation and has a keen interest in international development cooperation in transition and post-conflict contexts. He has over eight years of professional experience. Prior to joining the Hertie School, he managed the programme portfolio of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung in its Pakistan office, working extensively on decentralisation, democratisation and civic engagement, conflict resolution and preventing violent extremism (PVE), as well as post-conflict rehabilitation, together with partners in Pakistan and the region. Prior to this, he led social and impact entrepreneurship projects and investments for the government of Pakistan. He has also conducted business management for METRO.
Master's thesis title
The political economy of discretionary funds in federal parliamentary systems: Case study of India