Music, Film Technologist
An electrical engineer by profession, Umar has worked in the mobile & satellite broadband industry both in the US and abroad. His international assignments include heading a startup mobile content company in Pakistan and gaining dominant market share in challenging conditions.
Being a musician, Umar was part of the underground rock band scene in Pakistan in the late 80’s before this genre of music became mainstream. A firm believer in “music as an agent of change”, Umar has collaborated with various artists including Shehzad Roy, Haroon, Junaid J. and others, and performed in fund raising concerts as well as organized fundraiser events for various causes. Umar has also done interviews on the music of the subcontinent and performed live music on KPBS radio.
Having exposure to professional audio recording and equipment, Umar has worked on documentary film sound tracks for Pasha Films, including composing and recording original music.
Umar holds a Masters in Telecommunications from CU Boulder.