Umar Farooq is Programmes Coordinator in the Department of Community Relations (DCR). His primary responsibilities include budgeting, financial monitoring and accounting, as well as project planning and tracking for all DCR programmes.

Before joining IIS, he worked as a Fund Manager at AL-Habib Asset Management Ltd., where he managed assets under management (AUMs) of PKR 20 billion. He is ACCA-qualified and completed his master's in International Business from Ulster University London.