As COO of the Hult Prize foundation, home of one the most
ambitious and successful social venture funding models in the
world, Karim leads initiatives around entrepreneur
empowerment and training, pipeline development, crowd-sourced
idea generation, business incubation, and global partnerships.
He has previously worked closely with multi-national corporations
and family businesses across multiple geographies to optimize
their capital structures, acquire/ dispose of assets, raise more than
$600m of debt and equity capital, and evaluate more than $2bn of
investments in the industrials, healthcare, and energy spaces.
He has advised senior government officials on fiscal reform and public private
partnerships, underwritten debt and equity investments at GE
Capital, helped launch an emerging markets B2B platform, and
founded one of the first business incubators in the
MENA region seeking to address unemployment through job
creation and entrepreneur empowerment.
Most recently he was on Barclays' COO team, where he helped
evaluate and streamline the firm's operating structure and strategy,
evaluate more than $200m of product related investment, and
support a number of the firm's key clients. He was also
appointed to the working group on Impact Investing where he helped shape
and define the firm's approach to responsible investing.
He holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and an M.B.A from
NYU's Stern School of Business, and is a frequent speaker and author on impact investing and business 2.0. He currently serves as a board
member to NanoHealth Technologies.