Omar Laalej

Omar Laalej

Region : North Africa
Title : Director
Omar joined AfricInvest with over seven years of international experience in the private equity sector. As an Analyst at Graham Partners, a leveraged buy-out firm focused on acquiring middle market manufacturing businesses, Omar sourced and evaluated new investment opportunities and provided on-going support and supervision for a number of Graham Partners’ portfolio companies. After two years at Graham, Omar joined VWR International (NASDAQ: VWR) – a former Madison Dearborn Partners portfolio company – which is a laboratory supplier and distributor with worldwide sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2014. At VWR, Omar was an M&A Strategist managing all aspects of the acquisition process. In 2012, Omar moved to San Francisco for a Finance Manager position at Elo Touch Solutions, a Gores Group portfolio company that designs, develops and manufactures touch products and technologies for industrial, medical, retail, hospitality, transportation, and automotive sectors. After three years in the Silicon Valley and a stint spent consulting another Gores Group portfolio company, the Tweddle Group, Omar joined AfricInvest as a Senior Investment Manager. Omar earned his B.A. with a double major in finance and accounting from Drexel University, where he was Captain of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. Omar was born and raised in Morocco, where he was a member of the Moroccan Davis Cup Team. He is tri-lingual in English, French, and Arabic; as well as conversational in Spanish.