Politician who has gained fame for serving as Pakistan's Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs. He assumed office in August 2018 after a successful career as the CEO of Engro Corporation between 1997-2012.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Pakistan's Government College of Commerce & Economics. He later graduated with his MBA from IBA Karachi in 1984.
He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan on behalf of the centrist party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in August 2018. He was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's third-highest civilian honor, in 2009.
His son's name is Zain Umar. His brother is fellow Pakistani politician Zubair Umar.
He has served in the National Assembly of Pakistan under Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain.