Karim Salabi leads Ascendis’ Retail and Consumer Sector practice as well as Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT).

Karim Salabi is a leader, innovator, and advisor who has made his mark in the fields of business and marketing. He has over 30 years experience in the retail and consumer products, telecommunications, technology solutions, and professional services sectors.

An expert in advising businesses in their growth strategies and digital transformation, Karim has a thorough understanding of how information technology can be used to develop and implement innovative and sustainable growth strategies.

Early in his career he held senior management positions placing him at the helm of major brands. His senior executive mandates in the retail, telecommunications and technologies industries include RONA (Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Customer Innovations), Autodesk Media & Entertainment (Vice-President, Global Marketing) and Fido-Rogers Wireless (Vice-President, Marketing). Prior to that, he was Director, Strategic Consulting Services, for one of the largest consulting firms in the world.

Karim is an active volunteer and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Montreal and the Foundation of Greater Montréal. He is currently Vice-Chair of SeedChange. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from McGill University.