Srinagar: Omar Gull a Kashmiri engineer and business administrator has bagged the prestigious “50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India” award. He is one of the youngest engineers to receive the award.
Born in Kreeri Baramulla, Gull is the son of the reputed chief engineer of Power Development Department, Khurshid Ahmad Badoo who is also known for the excellence in his job for years.
“My father has been the real inspiration for me. He has always supported and stood by me. I owe him a lot in my success,” Gull said.
Gull has shown academic excellence throughout his schooling and has won various competitions and awards for debates, academics and golf.
Post schooling, Gull moved to Pune to become an engineer and got admission in one of the best colleges in the country College of Engineering Pune. After completing engineering, he worked for brands like Tata Consultancy Services & Reliance Energy.
“I want to be one of the finest marketing professionals in the country and set trends and case studies for future generation of marketing professionals and students to learn from,” G
The prestigious “50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India” is a result of an intensely researched process undertaken by the research cell which consists of Post Graduates in History & Management with a combined more than100 year’s research experience post their studies. The shortlist is then reviewed by a Jury comprising of senior professionals from across the globe.
Gull wanted to study further and communications always interested him for which he studied MBA in Communication Management from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune.
“During my MBA degree, I started working as marketing and communication consultant and worked with agencies with brands like Bharti AXA, HSBC, Maruti, Infosys and many more. I also launched brands like Switch, Area 51 and Atlantis to name a few and did various professional photography assignments,” Gull said.
Being passionate about marketing, Gull has been associated with various management institutes as visiting faculty, external examiner and also helps the institutes to design a better curriculum for the students.
“I also mentor marketing start-ups and helps them setup systems and processes and guides them on business development, service delivery and day to day operations,” he said.
He is certified advanced marketing professional from IIM-Calcutta and is currently in the process of getting certified from Google in advanced online marketing.