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Karim is the EMEA co-lead for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at iShares and a member of the Out & Allies Committee in EMEA. His focus is on furthering inclusion in the workplace and shifting the conversation to equity. Karim spends time mentoring talent across a diverse pool at the firm with a focus on career progression whilst paying attention to intersectionality of experiences across income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender. Additionally, he managed the Outstanding mentorship program for BlackRock and the Involve-BlackRock relationship in EMEA for four years, ensuring a good slate of diversity for mentees. Furthermore, throughout the past year, Karim launched a series of Inclusion Dialogue panels focused on having difficult conversations on ethnic diversity in a safe environment in smaller groups of employees.