Launching Business For Good is one of the most rewarding highlights of my career. We really are stronger together when we stand up for the issues that matter to all San Diegans.
Karim brings close to 20 years of experience in international business and community-based organizations, where he developed programs to address critical economic, workforce, community and education needs. After three years as Business For Good’s first executive director, he joined the Mixte Communications team as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Karim developed, implemented and evaluated the effectiveness of initiatives that provide education, training, support and empowerment to disadvantaged communities. He’s been leading strategic policy initiatives since 2007 – first focused on improving the transition of young people out of the child welfare system, then focused on self-sufficiency and economic development issues.
As a long-time veteran of workforce programs and an immigrant to the U.S., Karim understands how workplace dynamics can make or break an employer’s success in reaching diversity goals – which is why he also leads the workplace strategies for Mixte’s social enterprise: Tracks Public Relations, which brings paid job training to New Americans wanting to break into the communications field.