Karim Kawar

Board Member

Karim Kawar is President of the Kawar Group. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, he is the founder of ten companies in the field of information and communication technologies. He was also the architect of the REACH Initiative, Jordan’s blueprint for a knowledge economy, and EDAMA, which outlined an energy, water, and environmental sustainability plan for the country. As a public servant, Ambassador Kawar was Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2002 through 2007 and was previously appointed to the Economic Consultative Council by His Majesty King Abdullah II. He is currently the Chairman of King’s Academy and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American University of Madaba, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, and the Jordan River Foundation (Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Chair). Ambassador Kawar is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is also an Eisenhower Fellow and a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is a graduate of Boston College (BS).