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Karim Jalbout, based in London, is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Technology Practice. He applies his broad management experience to advise large corporations and both private equity and venture capital firms on pure play, marketplaces, hospitality, travel, publishing, financial tech, telecommunications and retail. Karim also leads Egon Zehnder’s internal data platform for powering the talent search process, generating insights and building stronger predictive capabilities.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karim held the role of Global Head of Propositions & Sales at Sony Ericsson Mobile, where he was the driving force behind early investments in the Android platform. Before that he gained more than a decade of FMCG experience with Diageo. Karim launched his career at Guinness, initially in brand management in Canada and then moving to London to work as a Brand Controller for Guinness and Malta Guinness in Africa and later managing Baileys in the U.K. market and serving as the Marketing Director for Guinness beer across Europe, including Ukraine and Russia.

Karim earned a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada and completed the Executive Education Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has addressed NOAH in Berlin and London and CogX AI on “HR Data Science”, “Leadership Potential in Entrepreneurs” and “Culture – How Can Founders Get It Right”.

He has been a key speaker at the Digital Innovation Summit as well as for Endeavour (a global entrepreneur network) and LIFE (an international nonprofit organization for Lebanese executives in finance).

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AI & Drone Delivery? | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018
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AI & Drone Delivery? | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018

Drone deliveries? Not happening any time soon according to Royal Mail CEO Moya Greene, drone deliveries are not happening any time soon. Hear more from her conversation with Egon Zehnder’s Karim Jalbout at CognitionX

AI and the Future of Work | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018
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AI and the Future of Work | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018

When building the future of work change is inevitable but do it humbly, you have to be ethical. Hear Royal Mail CEO Moya Greene’s perspective on upskilling and the role of AI in this transformation from her conversation with Egon Zehnder’s Karim Jalbout at CognitionX

CEO Reflection on Driving Change | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018
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CEO Reflection on Driving Change | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018

Looking back at her time as Royal Mail CEO, Moya Greene reflects on underestimating how hard it is to drive change. Hear more of this conversation with Egon Zehnder’s Karim Jalbout at CognitionX

How AI Is Transforming Delivery | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018
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How AI Is Transforming Delivery | Egon Zehnder's Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018

Can AI really transform a business or is it all just hot air? Hear from Royal Mail CEO Moya Greene in her conversation with Egon Zehnder’s Karim Jalbout at CogX 2018.

CogX 2018 - CEO Perspective
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CogX 2018 - CEO Perspective

Any change you make is going with your people, not against your people.” – Royal Mail CEO Moya Greene in conversation with EgonZehnder’s KarimJalbout on stage at CognitionX

NOAH18 London / VC Panel: Culture- how can founders get it right?
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NOAH18 London / VC Panel: Culture- how can founders get it right?

Culture: how can founders/startups get it right? Panel discussion with Susanne Given, Chairwoman at Made.com - Tara Reeves, Partner at LocalGlobe - Lisa Bridgett, COO of The Modist - Dominic Jacquesson, Director at Index Ventures - Karim Jalbout, Head of European Digital Practice at Egon Zehnder and Magali Mcintyre, Principal at Egon Zehnder at the NOAH Conference 2017 in London, Old Billingsgate 2-3 November 2017.

NOAH16 Berlin / Keynote: Leadership potential in entrepreneurs “Your competitive advantage is going to be the people around you”
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NOAH16 Berlin / Keynote: Leadership potential in entrepreneurs “Your competitive advantage is going to be the people around you”

B2B - Company Presentation by Karim Jalbout, Head of the European Digital Practice of Egon Zehnder at the Axel Springer NOAH 2016 Conference in Berlin, Tempodrom 8 - 9 June 2016.

NOAH16 Berlin / Keynote summary: Leadership potential in entrepreneurs. “You have to hire on potential”
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NOAH16 Berlin / Keynote summary: Leadership potential in entrepreneurs. “You have to hire on potential”

Karim Jalbout, Head of the European Digital Practice of Egon Zehnder speaks at the Axel Springer NOAH 2016 Conference in Berlin, Tempodrom 8 - 9 June 2016.

NOAH16 London / Full keynote: Talent 3.0 where Science meets Art
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NOAH16 London / Full keynote: Talent 3.0 where Science meets Art

Talent 3.0: Science meets Art - Company Presentation by Karim Jalbout, Head of the European Digital Practice at Egon Zehnder at the NOAH 2016 Conference in London, Old Billingsgate 10-11 November 2016.

Karim Jalbout, Egon Zehnder on Impact of AI in HR & Recruitment | CogX17 Highlights
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Karim Jalbout, Egon Zehnder on Impact of AI in HR & Recruitment | CogX17 Highlights

Karim Jalbout (Partner of Digital & Tech, Leader of Internal AI Platform at Egon Zehnder) on the Impact of AI in HR & Recruitment.

TechCrunch Disrupt: Start-ups: How Do You Build a Team of Top Talent?
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TechCrunch Disrupt: Start-ups: How Do You Build a Team of Top Talent?

For start-ups seeking to take their business to the next level, talent is crucial. Egon Zehnder’s Karim Jalbout offers three pieces of advice: don’t be afraid to hire people who are brighter than you, always look for leadership potential and be prepared to exchange equity for top talent.

The Highs and Lows of Scaling a Marketplace... Super Fast

The Highs and Lows of Scaling a Marketplace... Super Fast

At our recent TechBunker dinner, we met with leaders from the biggest UK marketplaces and aggregators (Airbnb, Amazon, Bookatable, easyfundraising, eBay, Farfetch, MoneySuperMarket, Rightmove, Uber and Worldpay) to talk about how to effectively scale a pure play business.

How Do You Build a Team of Top Talent?

How Do You Build a Team of Top Talent?

Karim Jalbout, based in London, leads the Digital and eCommerce segments of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice in Europe.

CogX17

CogX17

“HR is going to become even more important because the art of figuring people out is going to become that much more critical.” – Karim Jalbout

Competitive Edge Comes from Right People, Not Just New Ideas

Competitive Edge Comes from Right People, Not Just New Ideas

Karim Jalbout, based in London, leads the Digital and eCommerce segments of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice in Europe.

Digital Disruption: Tapping the Power of Leadership Potential

Digital Disruption: Tapping the Power of Leadership Potential

Digital disruption is the new normal. But how can leaders turn transformation to their advantage?

Destination Digital – Finding and Building the Talent to Get There

Destination Digital – Finding and Building the Talent to Get There

In a world where consumers tweet complaints in public forums, shop online as much as on high streets, and express brand preferences on Facebook, excellence in digital is critical for business success.

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