Umar Sheikh

Treasurer & Director

Umar Sheikh was raised in Kashmir, and studied Civil Engineering at the University of Pune. Although an engineering professional, Umar pours his passion for the arts and heritage products of Kashmir into his Boston-based business, Kashmir Handcrafts. He has helped artisans and master craftsmen of Kashmir to revive ancient designs, textures, weaves and to showcase their work in the International market. Umar’s interests include photography and foreign affairs. He is KEI’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for finances. He also manages the volunteer coordination and strategy.