Somaia Omar joins Berkeley’s MRED+D program with more than a decade of professional experience in various investments, including Real Estate Development in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region.
Having graduated with Highest Honors in Integrated Marketing Communication and a double minor in Art and Business Administration, Somaia's career took off on a fast-track, covering the creative worlds of strategy, integrated marketing, design creation, management and board member of companies with more than $100 million turnover.
The “do good” factor is important in all that Somaia achieves, including sustainable design, community development and visualizing a better, greener world. As a wife and mother of four, she believes in the important art of a work-life balance and empowers women and working moms to achieve their dreams. She follows the motto of “be the change you want to see in the world.”
Last but not least, Somaia is passionate about the MRED+D's curriculum, especially the inclusion of design along with development. She is looking forward to combining her experiences with her colleagues and learning from the experienced staff to build smart projects that are sustainable and environmentally-friendly and that become a legacy for future generations.