Omar Kariuki ‘89
Omar Kariuki is currently the Head of US Emerging Markets Fixed Income Sales at Banco Santander, where he leads a team focused on Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining Santander, Omar worked on the Emerging Markets sales desk at Morgan Stanley with a focus on rates, FX and credit. Additionally, he was the co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Sophomore Intern Program, and a recipient of the UBS Global Employee Volunteering Award. Prior to that, Omar spent seven years at Citigroup Asset Management.
A member of MCS Class of 1989, Omar attended Rice High School and Yorktown High School before attending Hampton University, where he received his B.S. in Finance. He later received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. Omar resides in Ladera Ranch, California with his wife, Karen Kariuki, and their three children (age 9, 6 and 4).
Omar describes his MCS education as “formative in my life” and credits MCS as a stabilizing force at a time when his life was not. He is committed to and enthusiastic about serving on the Board and supporting MCS so that other children can have the benefit of an MCS education.