Associate Director

abdul karim khan

Associate Director - Teneo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Abdul Karim Khan is an Associate Director in Teneo’s Financial Advisory practice in the Middle East having joined in June 2022 from Kroll where he was a Senior Vice President in the Global Restructuring Advisory team. In his previous role, Abdul Karim led a high-profile, contentious $400m debt restructuring, financial and operational turnaround, and accelerated M&A process of a distressed, international pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As part of his role, Abdul Karim assumed a c-suite position focused on the liquidity management process, with a view to identifying “quick-wins” for the management team and providing the business with an extended runway to explore contingency planning options. Prior to working in the Middle East, Abdul Karim gained significant experience at PwC and EY in London delivering a number of turnaround, rapid cost-reduction and cash management mandates over various industries including financial services, retail, higher education, aviation and healthcare. Abdul Karim holds a postgraduate diploma from the University of Oxford, is a chartered accountant (ICAEW), and an ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP). 

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Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. Every leader needs a trusted team of advisors as they navigate a rapidly changing world. Companies are now judged on the total value they provide to individuals and society, rather than on financial returns alone. What We Do We've built a firm that is singularly focused on our clients' needs, breaking down traditional boundaries to fully leverage our global expertise and unchallenged breadth of services to solve our clients' most complex issues. How We Do It Our teams are supported by a global organization and an expansive network of advisors that thrives on collaboration to help solve complex issues. We act as a true extension of our clients' organizations, challenging them to see the bigger picture and new ways of thinking.

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