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Karim Jalbout, based in London, leads the digital and e-commerce segments of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice in Europe. Karim also leads the firm’s Chief Marketing Officers Practice in the UK. He is a trusted advisor to private equity, family-owned businesses, and startups at the C-suite and board levels. Karim has served clients across hospitality, travel, publishing, financial services, telecommunications, pure play, and retail. He has deep experience in emerging markets, particularly India.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Karim was Global Head of Propositions & Sales at Sony Ericsson Mobile, where he drove early investment in the Android platform. Previously, Karim gained more than a decade of FMCG experience with Diageo. He started his career working in brand management for Guinness in Canada, then moved to London as Brand Controller, Guinness and Malta Guinness for the Africa region. Karim subsequently led Baileys in the UK market and was Marketing Director for Guinness in Europe, including Ukraine and Russia.

Karim earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada and completed the Executive Education program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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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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?

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.

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?

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.

NOAH Conference – Competitive Edge Comes from Right People, Not Just New Ideas

NOAH Conference – Competitive Edge Comes from Right People, Not Just New Ideas

“Right now someone else is doing the same thing that you are, working on the same idea. Your competitive advantage is going to be the people around you,” says Karim Tabet Jalbout, Egon Zehnder’s European Digital Practice Leader, addressing digital economy leaders at the 2016 Noah Conference.

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

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.

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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