Karim Nour has joined Kashat as co-founder
MOVES- Karim Nour has joined Kashat as co-founder. Kashat is the first nano-finance company in MENA to provide small productive loans to the unbanked — all backed by machine learning. The company has been operating for a year now and recently wrapped a successful pilot. Karim joins Kashat from Tarek Nour Communications, which he served for 17 years, most recently as chief executive officer. He remains non-executive chairman of the Tarek Nour Group.
“Financial inclusion has become a passion of mine in recent years,” Karim tells us, “and the opportunity to do well by serving people who don’t have access to the financial system is exactly what I want to do at this stage in my career. This move is about the excitement of the challenge, but it is also an expression of confidence in the strong leadership team at TNC who continue to innovate and deliver real results for clients in mass outreach and communication”
Ahmed Tarek and Basel el Deeb take over from Karim as co-CEOs of Tarek Nour Communications.
DO YOU EVER DREAM OF A SECOND ACT? It takes confidence to step out of a successful career into something new — to roll the dice and see if you can build a second (or third) success. Maybe you dream of binning your corporate job and going back to school. Or of leaving medicine to start your own business. Or maybe to change industries as a senior exec.
If so, we want to hear from you. Second acts are one of the big themes of season four of Making It, our podcast on how to build a great business in Egypt. Karim will be joining us — will you? If you’re a “career switcher” in any sense of the word (or know someone who is) we’d love to hear from you on firstname.lastname@example.org.