Karim has held senior executive officer roles at Ballard Power Systems for a decade, has been a Franchisee at Boston Pizza for over twenty years, and was recognized as one of the top agents in Canada at Colliers International where he led the creation of its multi-family investment division in Edmonton.
Karim has completed the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Doing Business in China Executive Program at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He holds an MBA from Queens and is a designated CMA.
He has volunteered extensively with a variety of organizations including serving as the Honorary Secretary of the National Ismaili Social Welfare Board for Canada, and as a member of the Ismaili Councils of BC and Edmonton. Karim has also served as a Board Member on the Stratford Hall School Foundation, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, and the Wildlife Rescue Association. Karim served on the inaugural Board of the Women’s Health Research Institute in 2010 and subsequently has been on the board of BC Women’s Health Foundation as a Director since 2013 and more recently in 2017 was elected Chair of the Board.
Karim is married to Rehana, an alumna of the Maternal Fetal Medicine care program and together they are parents to Arman, an alumnus of the NICU.