Mr. Karim Seifeddine is Citi’s Public Affairs and Government Relations Head for the Middle East and North Africa Division. For the past 12 years, he’s been responsible for Citi’s corporate communications practice in the region, including media relations, CSR activities, internal communications, and branding.
Between 2001 and 2002, he served as Public Relations and Communications Head at Banque Saudi Fransi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he managed the bank’s media relationships and organized community participations on behalf of the bank.
From 1994 to 2000, he held various editing positions in the Gulf with the regional Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Magazine, where he established and administered country office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; prepared monthly reports on the Saudi economy, capital markets, top financial institutions, telecom and petrochemical projects, industrial establishments, local corporates, family business groups, and other main business players; and interviewed and profiled leading figures in public and private sectors.
Mr. Karim holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Masters of Arts in Economics from Boston University.
JA Worldwide is committed to systematic impact measurement and recognizes the excercise as a pivotal way to monitor and demonstrate the value JA Worldwide is delivering to young people and to society as a whole.
Over the past several years, JA Wordlwide operations in different parts of the world have been commissioning independent studies to examine the outcomes produced by JA programs in those countries. These studies tell a compeling story of JA’s impact in quantified terms. Furthermore, JA has developed a methodology and framework for measuring outcomes across operations in the years ahead.
As important as these quantitative outcomes measures are, the full impact of any organization is multi-dimensional. It is about lives changed, businesses created, problems solved and many other facets of success.