Karim Karami

karim karami

STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT DIRECTOR at Dar Al Mustafa Group

Saudi Arabia

Bio Summary

A results-driven senior leader with broad experience planning, developing, implementing, and directing the organization’s operational and fiscal function and performance. Act as a strategic partner and leader for the efficient execution of the company’s strategic plans and programs, particularly during growth periods. Well versed in various business functions within a company, analyzing financials and setting up KPIs across all departments to drive growth, efficiencies, and value creation. Multilingual, with insights and coverage of diverse sectors and industries, and experience at multinationals, private equity firms, and local family conglomerates.

Availability

Next Availability:

14 Dec 2022

Constraints:

No

Employment History

company bank

STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

Dar Al Mustafa Group

May 2018 - April 2022

* Set KPIs (group and departments) for the star company (Signature juices) during its fast growth period * Launched new products and process optimization that improved sales by 5% and net margins by 4% * Led 20+ new investmen ...see more

Asyad Holding Group

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTOR Private Equity Division

Asyad Holding Group

August 2016 - May 2018

* Appointed Board Member for four group entities * Implemented a profitable model for a gas station's operator boosting non-gas income across all stations * Restructured sales incentives for a consumer retail company, leading ...see more

KPMG

MANAGER CORPORATE FINANCE FINANCIAL ADVISORY

KPMG

November 2014 - June 2016

* Led valuation engagements of high-profile businesses in Saudi Arabia across diverse sectors * Optimized cash flow for a school business, and implemented a turnaround plan for a food retail business.

Growthgate Partners

PRIVATE EQUITY SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Growthgate Partners

January 2009 - August 2014

* Created value-added initiatives and restructuring programs for portfolio companies in various sectors * Implemented a transformation plan for the HR department into a value-creating strategic function * Implemented a robu ...see more

EY

EXTERNAL AUDITOR

EY

August 2006 - November 2008

Education

Master's in Business Administration/Management

American University of Beirut

2009

Bachelor's in Business Administration/Management

American University of Beirut

2009

Availability

Next Availability:

14 Dec 2022

Constraints:

No

Language Skills

Country Experience

Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates

Skills

Business

Operational Excellence,

Continuous Improvement,

Change & Implementation,

KPIs,

Dashboard Development,

Balance Scorecard,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Strategy Execution,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Corporate Strategy,

Growth Strategy

Analysis

Business Intelligence

Industry Experience

Principal Investors

Private Equity,

Venture Capital,

Sovereign Wealth Fund