Karim is currently President of Kawar Group, a privately-owned group of companies with diversified interests in information and communication technology, shipping and transportation, travel and tourism, insurance, healthcare, international trade and development. Karim is also Chairman of IrisGuard Inc., Kawar Energy and a partner in Optimiza. He is also Chairman of EDAMA , a private public partnership for sustainable energy, water and environment. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, which aims to provide underprivileged segments of Jordanian society with economic opportunities.

From 2000-2007, Karim served as Jordan’s ambassador to the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico. He has also been appointed by His Majesty King Abdullah as a member of the Economic Consultative Council and has served on various task forces serving this council and newly he has been appointed as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees for King's Academy.

Karim has a B.SC. in Management Finance and Computer Science from Boston College, USA.

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