Karim works at the intersection of mental health, management, and education. He is a Co-founder and Co-CEO of Mirqah and serves as an advisory board member at various organisations. Karim uses his wealth of experience in management education to work with a variety of organisations on educating and growing their management layers. Building upon his background in psychiatry, he is currently pursuing further post-graduate studies at the University of Nottingham in Workplace Health and Wellbeing. He is focused on the challenge of promoting workplace mental health through bettering managers and management practices. Karim is an experienced coach and facilitator having worked with over 7,000 knowledge workers across an array of organisations, ranging from supervisory levels to top executives, university professors, and members of parliament. Prior to shifting his focus on Organisational Mental Health, Karim worked as the Co-Leader and Therapist with a Harvard Research Project studying “Culturally Sensitive CBT for Egyptian Post-Traumatic Disorder Patients”, as well as gaining experience as a research assistant at Springfield Psychiatric Hospital in London and St. George’s Hospital, University of London. He has studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and continues to be involved with the Egyptian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. In his contributions to Mirqah’s modules and content, Karim draws upon his medical background (MBBch), and his training and studies in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, (currently MSc Neuropsychiatry) to explore and expand upon the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing in MENA region organisations.
Karim is an experienced coach and facilitator having worked with over 7,000 knowledge workers across an array of organisations, ranging from supervisory levels to top executives, university professors, and members of parliament.