Member – Scotland Leadership Group
Abu-Zar is an economic development practitioner by profession and presently works for Scottish Enterprise (SE) as a Project Manager. His remit is it to initiate, appraise, and implement projects, across Scotland’s key industry sectors which stimulate the greatest economic impact. He represents SE on project boards across a range of industry sectors including technology & engineering, renewable energy, and construction.
His previous experience spans across roles within management consultancy, business development, and higher education. He holds postgraduate qualifications in economic development and international marketing and is a certified project manager.
He has undertaken significant volunteer work from an early age engaging in youth work representing a cross-section of organisations in Glasgow. More recently, he launched Aspire Higher, a demand-led pilot project which developed a range of support and events targeted at learners across all ages. The overarching vision was to develop a local talent pool of professionals who were committed to sharing experiences, provide expert advice, and offer opportunities.