Mr. Karim El-Jisr
Chief Sustainability Officer – Social
Karim El-Jisr combines resource management, climate change, and urban development. After 20 years in conservation management, he shifted his attention to making cities and communities more livable and climate-proof. He is based in The Sustainable City in Dubai, an award-winning master-planned community, where he manages a global platform for advancing knowledge in sustainability and the built environment.
Karim graduated from the American University of Beirut in agricultural engineering and environmental sciences. He completed a course in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. A seasoned speaker at international venues, Karim is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Danish.