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Omar Hakim, P.E.

Omar Hakim
Professor of Practice
  • LASB 377
Personal Website
Department of Sociology

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology commercialization
  • Social impacts of antitrust regulatory policies
  • Innovation studies
  • Intellectual property valuation frameworks
  • Cross-licensing, patent pools, standards and their impact on competition and innovation
  • Antitrust and “abuse of dominance” regulatory frameworks
  • Anticompetitive effects of common ownership
  • Soil plasticity, its impact on residential real estate property valuations, and the resulting public school educational funding implications

Courses Taught at Texas A&M

  • SOCI 432/MGMT 479: Technology Commercialization
  • SOCI 450: Social Entrepreneurship
  • SOCI 476/MGMT 476 Entrepreneurship Practice


Omar Hakim serves as a professor of practice at Texas A&M University, teaching entrepreneurship and technology commercialization to the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers. Omar is a co-founder, past executive director, and current board member of the Aggie Angel Network (a group of accredited “business angel” investors). Omar is also a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed by the State of Texas in both industrial & systems engineering and software engineering.

Omar’s recent past professional experiences include VP of Client Strategy at a leading US law firm, a career as a senior executive at Accenture, angel investing, co-founding several startups, and managing an award-winning startup incubator. Omar is an inventor with 24 issued US and international patents in the domains of financial business methods (FinTech), Internet of Things (IoT) distributed sensors, machine learning algorithms, GPS navigation systems, online collaboration software for legal contracts, data networking for educational systems, and construction technologies.

Omar’s last position at Accenture was serving as its Asia Regional Director of Network Consulting. He had P&L responsibilities for Accenture client engagements across 15 Asian countries. Omar also served as a member of the Accenture Technology Ventures (ATV) due diligence team, which directed investments from Accenture’s internally managed USD 1 billion VC fund. Omar also managed the patent portfolio of Accenture’s Communications & High Tech global market unit.

Omar has worked for clients that include the United States Air Force, Revlon, Tenneco, Singapore Telecom (SingTel), Korea Telecom, Applied Materials (CFO’s office), the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office (MAMPU), the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX) in Belgium, the IC2 Institute, and NASA. He has served as an advisor to over one hundred startup companies.