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Omar Danial is the President and major shareholder of Finial Capital. He lays the company's vision and directs its overall strategy.

Mr. Danial is a staunch believer in creative thinking and entrepreneurship. He is an active board member and former president of Manotel Group and has defined the group's strategy for over 20 years, with experience in hotel acquisitions, disposals and repositioning. Mr. Danial's investment focus covers fields as diverse as real estate, life sciences, energy and cultural heritage initiatives.

Mr. Danial currently sponsors The Hub at the Webster University, an entrepreneurial creativity centre and focal point for entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge and receive in-sight on their start-up projects. Please visit for more information.

A four-time offshore powerboat world champion, Mr. Danial recently extended his passion to another class of boats, the historic paddle steamers navigating on Lake Geneva. As shareholder and Board director of the Compagnie Générale de la Navigation, he believes the restored steamers are an invaluable part of the local cultural heritage. Please visit for more information.

A Swiss citizen, born in Geneva, he was brought up in Texas and California before returning to Switzerland to complete his education. Mr. Danial holds an M.B.A. from the Webster University in Geneva. He also holds a B.Sc in business, marketing and sociology from the same university.

“Real estate value is about location, location, location. Business value is about people, people, people.”