|Omar M. Asali|
Chief Executive Officer
President since October 2011
Director since May 2011
Omar M. Asali is Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of HRG Group. Mr. Asali is also the Vice Chairman of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. and a member of the Board of the Directors of Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Front Street Re (Cayman) Ltd, NZCH Corporation, and Compass Production GP, LLC, each a subsidiary of HRG Group.
Mr. Asali is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of HRG Group, including M&A activity and overall business strategy for HRG Group and HRG Group’s underlying subsidiaries. Mr. Asali has been directly involved in all of HRG Group’s acquisitions across all sectors, and he is actively involved in HRG Group’s management and investment activities. Prior to becoming President of HRG Group, Mr. Asali was a Managing Director and Head of Global Strategy of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC.
Before joining Harbinger Capital in 2009, Mr. Asali was the co-head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies (“Goldman Sachs HFS”) where he helped manage approximately $25 billion of capital allocated to external managers. Mr. Asali also served as co-chair of the Investment Committee at Goldman Sachs HFS. Before joining Goldman Sachs HFS in 2003, Mr. Asali worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing M&A and strategic advisory services to clients in the High Technology Group. Mr. Asali previously worked at Capital Guidance, a boutique private equity firm. Mr. Asali began his career working for a public accounting firm. Mr. Asali received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.