Graduating with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Omar Al Kassab has overcome more than just his exams to succeed. Arriving in Australia five years ago after fleeing Syria as a refugee, Omar’s journey has been one of survival and resilience.
Recipient of the Messengers of Peace Hero award, as well as an accomplished speaker on overcoming hardships and finding the motivation to succeed, Omar is now pursuing a career in management consulting thanks to his experience as a Bennelong Foundation Scholar. "The Bennelong Foundation Scholarship has been such a great opportunity for me not only from a financial prospective, but also because it has given me the chance to intern with Bennelong Funds Management and the Bennelong Foundation itself.
In addition to developing my knowledge on the investment management and philanthropy sectors, I have been able to lead and participate in different projects, develop new skills, enhance my corporate maturity and grow my network. The Bennelong Foundation has given me the opportunity to build ‘the foundation’ of my corporate career and I’m moving into an exciting role as a strategy consultant at Deloitte."
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