Umar Siddiqui - CMD
The Managing Director of GlobalPact International Holdings specializes in business and technology management. He contributes outstanding Internet and New Media experience, as well as a strong business strategy focus fused with solid best practices in management. He has managed large software design and development teams in few Fortune 500 companies. Know More.....
Umar actively took part in spearheading the creation of the World’s first and most important New Media consulting practices & software, such as development of “Effect Plus” through which he restored and coloured the first all-time Indian classic “Mughal-e-Azam" for the cinemascope release.
He was the Managing Director of Indian Academy of Arts & Animation (IAAA). Umar received several national and international awards for his contribution to IT & Media industry. He is a founding member of Animation Producers Association of India-APAI (founded under FICCI) & a permanent member of AMPTPP.
He was featured into international magazines & newspapers such as India Today, Business Today, India Abroad, The Telegraph, Filmfare, Times of India, rediff.com, Khaleej Times, Legal India etc and has been interviewed by electronic media such as the BBC, NDTV,CNN-IBN, on Zoom, SABC, CNBC etc.
He is an outstanding and public speaker on topics ranging from Governance to Compliance, Anti-Corruption & Integrity, Business Ethics & Transparency, AML, Education, National Integration, Peace & Reconciliation, Higher Education, Media etc.
He has also developed revenue information systems, security information systems, most recently working on Non-Interest Banking software & RFID technology for few of his prestigious international clients.
His technical, engineering and account management expertise served clients such as JRI Group, TGC Holdings, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, Universal Studios, Legend Films, NAWADCO,NBCC, Abu Dhabi Investment Company, CITIC, Adlabs Entertainment Limited, Imagica Parks etc.
He is also the Founder President of the prestigious Anti-Corruption Academy (ACA) which is the first of its kind of Academy in India and the SAARC region. He is also the Founder of India’s credible Think-Tank “Idea of India” foundation which works for National Integration, communities development, communal harmony, peace & reconciliation.
He is actively involved in the education and research sectors and is the Chairman of the Global Education and Research Foundation. The foundation is very active in the education field all across the Northern India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Region. He also leads an internal program management group at Global Pact Holdings-South Africa, responsible for developing project/financial controls applications for the Planning and promotion of the company and group clients.
Umar has also worked as a Principal Consultant for DMMC, UAE, where he helped the Consulting and Auditing Services Division expand into the Internet technology services division. Umar graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) & a post specialization in Financial management in which he studied a great deal of technology delivery and management systems.
In 2004, along with his other partners, he ventured into the real estate & construction industry, looking after international projects & financial management of the group companies. He is also the brain behind planning & designing the first of its kind of Media City in New Mumbai, and is leading a team of developers and experts, who have taken up the restoration and refurbishment of world heritage buildings and India's first luxury hotel "Watson Hotel" 1872, now Esplanade Mansion located at prestigious the Kala Ghoda, South Bombay.