Karim has 11 years of Investment Banking and Private Equity experience and currently spearheads deNovo’s Egypt coverage efforts.
Prior to joining deNovo, Karim was a Vice President with CI Capital Investment Banking based in Cairo, where he advised on several M&A and capital markets transactions including, buy-side advisory to CIB on the acquisition of Citibank consumer business in Egypt and the sale of Actis’ stake in CIB to Fairfax Holding. Before joining CI Capital, Karim held various roles with Beltone Investment Banking M&A advisory team and Sawari Ventures, a Cairo based venture capital fund. Karim started his career with Egypt Kuwait Holding, the private equity arm of El Kharafi Group in Cairo.
Karim graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor of Accounting. He speaks fluent English and Arabic.