Omar Kennedy is the co-owner and Executive Director of AnimeKon Inc., the Eastern Caribbean’s largest pop culture convention. AnimeKon, which has just successfully completed its eighth year, is dedicated to promoting the region as a pop-culture hub to the world. Its principal objective is to encourage our Caribbean citizens to create, develop and nurture their skills so that they are empowered to develop viable export-oriented businesses within the pop culture genre. Animekon Inc. has spearheaded a Geekcation project which provides holiday packages for pop culture enthusiasts around the world, thereby enabling them to visit Barbados and participate in the event.
Omar is co-owner and Executive Director of Aeon Bar & Grill, a pop culture themed restaurant and bar, recently opened at Sheraton Mall in Barbados. The restaurant represents the beginning of phase two in a four pronged approach aimed at creating a regional pop culture hub on the island.
He is also the sole owner, principal author and publisher of TSC Universe – the holding company of The Soltreian Chronicles, a creator-owned universe for writers to build and create novels in a dystopian universe which focuses on Caribbean nationals, after a world ending apocalypse. His first book, a science fiction novel called “The Soltreian Chronicles”, was published in 2014. His second book is already completed and is on the threshold of being released.
Omar has a strong business background and is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Trident Advanced Ideas and has worked in the Financial Services sector for almost two decades.
Omar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, and MBA in Finance from Pace University in New York City. He enjoys creating new projects, mentoring entrepreneurs (especially in pop-culture related businesses) and business development. He also fancies himself a chef and a foodie.