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Karim is responsible for new business development and integration into Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s businesses.
His mandate is to increase shareholder value, by actively searching new business ventures, and executing the development of Solicited and Unsolicited PPPs, Greenfield Projects and M&A transactions, especially those with synergies to existing business.
Within the energy industry, Karim has over a decade worth of experience. Initially, he was an oil trader for one of the largest independent fuel oil bunker service companies. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he managed several international power development projects, with a combined generation capacity of a 1000MW, from concept to financial close. He also executed energy venture capital M&A deals in South East Asia.
Returning to his home country the Philippines, he became Vice President for Strategic Planning, responsible for the development of power projects for Phinma Energy.
In 2015, Karim joined MPIC as Vice President for Business Development. In addition, Karim is also a member of the Executive Committee of LRMC which owns and operates the Light Rail Transit 1 system, and Global Business Power Corp., a leading independent power producer in the Visayas Region.
Currently, he continues to grow MPIC's rail business, he is leading the foray into airports, and is developing renewable energy projects, as well as other deregulated and scalable infrastructure projects.
Karim holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.