Meet Our Team
Omar has approximately 20 years of international experience in private equity, venture capital and in corporate management. He has invested and worked alongside founders and board members in Wave Shipping, Inchcape Shipping Services, SpiceJet, Stampfeet, ExpressPigeon and essDOCS. In addition to his role at Incrementum, he is the West Coast Venture Partner to Vertis Sgr, a leading Italian venture capital firm. Following the acquisition of Wave Shipping, he spearheaded all corporate development activities (including M&A, joint ventures/partnerships and greenfield projects) for SevenSeas Group. He received his MBA from Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy and his B.S. in Finance from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
With over 17 years of experience in investment banking, structured finance, and building strategic partnerships across the globe, Arlette is primarily responsible for the firm’s structured finance focus on renewable energy and small and medium sized businesses. She also leads investor relations efforts. Arlette spent the majority of her career working in structured finance and fixed income in New York, London and Dubai for Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Jefferies and Cantor Fitzgerald. Most recently, Arlette served as Director of Strategic Partnerships in Silicon Valley for a leading humanitarian non-profit organization focused on anti-slavery and human rights. Arlette received a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she achieved a triple major in Finance, Marketing and International Business; and attained an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business, where she was a full-merit scholarship recipient. Most recently, Arlette completed a Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice at the London School of Economics.
Lars has over 30 years of experience in the shipping and maritime services industry. He has worked for a variety of maritime services companies across Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including Inchcape Shipping Services, Wilhelmsen Ship Services, ShipServ and Sinwa. He was a co-founder of Wave Shipping, a disruptive port agency services business, which was sold to SevenSeas Group within its first year of operations, realizing a significant return on investment for seed investors. Following the acquisition of Wave Shipping, Lars then served as the CEO of SevenSeas Group. Lars is a graduate from the A.P. Moller – Maersk Shipping Academy in Copenhagen and completed INSEAD’s Advanced Management Program in 2012.