Omar Khawaja

CDAO / Global Head Data & Analytics, Givaudan

Omar is a data & analytics thought leader with over 23+ years of experience in the consumer goods and life sciences industry. Omar is passionate about creating business value with data & AI. He has multiple years of experience in leading the development & operations of self-serving data & analytics platforms. Omar spearheaded the implementation of data mesh as the head of BI & Analytics for Roche Diagnostics. Omar is also leading the data domain for informatics at Roche and driving the overall platform strategy for Informatics. Before joining Roche, Omar worked at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland, where he has performed various roles over the ten year period. Originally from Pakistan, Omar first started at Novartis in his home country, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and then moved to Switzerland in 2012 as CIO for Novartis Exports Operations & Services. He held other roles like the Regional Business Partner for emerging markets, and spent the last 4 years at Novartis in data & insights roles. Prior to joining Roche, he was leading the commercial analytics team as part of the Analytics Center of Excellence for Novartis. Omar is also an active member of the LinkedIn data & analytics community. For fun, he enjoys spending time with his family, running and hiking.