Karim Khalifa

CEO & Founder, Digital Republic

With over 14 years experience, Karim’s expertise lies in all that is digital. He has pioneered the mobile internet from its inception in 2000 with Vodafone Global in London, and managed the delivery of the first Egyptian 3G network with Vodafone in 2007. Notably, Karim championed the creation of the mobile advertising industry in The Middle East – launching the first comprehensive mobile ad portfolio in the Region in 2008. In 2009, Karim Founded Digital Republic, the leading creative, digitally inspired Ad Agency based in Cairo and Dubai. He has also been elected as the Co-Chairman Mid East, and EMEA Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), and has held senior positions Worldwide in Vodafone, Lucent; Maersk; Hilton Group and SODIC Real Estate. Karim is a UK Chartered Electronic Engineer (CENG), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Member of the IEE (MIEE), and has an MSc. from the University of Leeds MSc(Eng).