Omar Gaye

President - South Region

Omar Gaye has been president of Whole Foods Market's South Region since May 2012. Omar started his career with Whole Foods Market in 1992 as a dishwasher and sandwich maker at Fresh Fields (now Whole Foods Market) in Tyson's Corner, Va. Over his 22-year Whole Foods Market career, he has worked in 10 stores, served as store team leader in five and has been a leader in two regions (Mid-Atlantic and South). The experience Omar was afforded when Fresh Fields became part of the Whole Foods Market family has allowed successful acquisitions to become a hallmark of his career, leading the South Region’s integration of Harry’s Farmers Market, Wild Oats and Greenlife Grocery.

Omar credits his childhood travel experiences for giving him a true passion and appreciation for all cultures, and a particular passion for Whole Planet Foundation. Keeping the Whole Foods Market culture alive and evolving at every store and facility in the South Region is a key element in Omar’s leadership priorities. Omar enjoys spending his free time with his family.


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