Karim is a c-level executive with over 40 years’ experience in risk management, compliance, audit, and financial accounting. Throughout his career, he has served in strategic, operational, and advisory leadership positions in these domains, with specialization in Anti Money Laundering (AML), sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption, and high-risk client management, and leading up programs to ensure compliance.
Prior, Karim has held senior executive positions at multiple global financial institutions. He was the SVP, Chief Operating Officer at Scotiabank, the Global Head of Financial Crime Investigations and Intelligence at Deutsche Bank, and the Global Head of Money Laundering at the RBC Financial Group. In this role he was also responsible for the AML remediation program in response to regulatory actions, as well as major client investigations Karim has been on the National Security Advisory Council for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada between 2009 and 2012, Co-Chaired the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti Money Specialists (ACAMS), and has held advisory board positions for ACAMS, The Knoble, and the Anti Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative.
Karim has a BA in Accounting and Finance from Bristol.
Karim is quite certain of his ability to make the best homemade ice cream in the world.