With more than 20 years of experience in international finance with a focus on alternative investments. Karim established Kinaaz Africa Development, where he successfully structured real estate financing and developed affordable housing programs for Africa. Karim was a Director and a Senior Relationship Manager at Julius Baer (SUISSE) SA and HSBC Private Bank (SUISSE) SA in Geneva, covering mainly Saudi Arabia. He also held senior positions at Scimitar Global Ventures (SGV), an alternative investment firm. He also advised on a selection of top-quartile PE funds specialized in VC, buyout and special situations.
Karim is a holder of an MBA, Cum Laude, International Business Management from Business School Lausanne, Switzerland.
Karim is a dual Swiss/Lebanese citizen.