Basil Omar – Chief Commercial Officer
Basil has a PhD in Physics from Loughborough University and MBA from Warwick Business School and held senior technology development and management roles in semiconductors, electronic displays and advanced materials with Phillips Electronics and Sharp Corporation. Spent 10 years as a management consultant with PRTM (now PwC), Grant Thornton and frog design, working with technology based businesses, advising on product/market development strategies and new business models. Held senior executive business/marketing roles at Transco/National Grid and Green Biologics, where he served as VP Business Development, spearheading the company’s expansion into China. Basil via Woodbridge Innovation, a boutique business advisory consultancy he founded, has seed funded and supported numerous early stage companies and University spin-outs in a range of high tech fields including clean energy and industrial biotech. Basil launched and ran the University of Gloucestershire’s business incubation hubs and is co-founder of the Gloucestershire Angel Investment Fund. A Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, he lectures on Innovation on the University’s MBA programme. Basil is a farming and classic car enthusiast.