Karim Kawar Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Karim Kawar General Information


Mr. Karim Kawar is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Oasis500. He serves as Chairman at Kawar Energy. He is the President of Kawar Group, entrepreneur, former diplomat, and angel investor. He is also the Co-Founder and serves as President of Bridges of Understanding. He is also Chairman of Kawar Energy and is a Co-Founder and Chairman of IrisGuard, and has served as Jordan's Ambassador to the US from 2002-2007. He led the EDAMA Initiative: Jordan's blueprint for a green economy. He was appointed by Royal Decree to the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, appointed on 21 September 2010 as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King's Academy, and previously appointed to the Economic Consultative Council by His Majesty King Abdullah II. Founder of ten companies in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT), He is an architect of the REACH Initiative, Jordan's blueprint for a knowledge economy, Founder and Chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan, Former President of the Jordan Computer Society, and a founding member of several business associations and NGOs, including AmCham and the Jordan Intellectual Property Association. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Talal Abu Ghazaleh College for Business and a Member of the Boards of Trustees of Madaba University. He is a principal shareholder and advisor to Optimiza. He serves as a member of the board of two additional Jordanian public shareholding companies, namely the Jordan Ahli Bank and the Jordan Wood Industries Company (JWICO). He is a Member of the Global Agenda Council; Young Global Leader; Global Leader for Tomorrow of the World Economic Forum; Eisenhower Fellow; Member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO); Founder and Board Member of the Jordan River Foundation, headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah; and Founder and President of Bridges of Understanding Foundation. He graduated from Boston College in 1987 with a BSc in Management, Finance, and Computer Science.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • King Hussein Business Park
  • Building Number 7
  • Amman 11822
  • Jordan
+962 (06) 000 0000

Karim Kawar Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
MarkaVIP 01-Nov-2010 0000 00000 000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 00000 00000

Karim Kawar Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
MarkaVIP 09-Jul-2017 000000000000000000

Karim Kawar Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Karim Kawar Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Karim Kawar Angel Investor 0 0 Amman, Jordan

Karim Kawar FAQs

  • Who is Karim Kawar?

    Karim Kawar is an angel Investor who has made 1 investment.

  • What kind of investor is Karim Kawar?

    Karim Kawar is an angel investor.

  • What does Karim Kawar do?

    As an angel investor, Karim Kawar invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Karim Kawar invested in?

    Karim Kawar has invested in MarkaVIP within the Internet Retail industry.

  • What has Karim Kawar invested in recently?

    Karim Kawar's latest investment was on 01-Nov-2010 in MarkaVIP, a company within the Internet Retail industry.

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