Karim is a serial entrepreneur, business angel and active builder of the African innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since 2010, he has been creating invisible infrastructure across Africa, and beyond, to support entrepreneurs and innovators. He founded Jokkolabs, a private non-profit organisation, in Senegal in 2010 and is one of the first African innovation hubs* organising new format of events (start-up weekends, Mobile Monday, etc.) and supporting different innovation communities. Karim is an Ashoka Fellow and board member of Global Entrepreneurship Network (both GEN Europe and GEN Africa). In 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Karim to his Presidential Council for Africa. In 2018, Karim was elected Chairman of Digital Africa, a non-profit alliance with the mission of shaping and strengthening the African entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.