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Karim Baalbaki is the Chairman and Managing Director of Baalbaki Chemical Industries- BCI Holding S.A. and the Chairman and Managing Director of BCI Egypt SAE. BG is a leading regional manufacturer of specialty chemicals with manufacturing facilities and operations in the UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Italy. Karim has led the Group’s regional expansion strategy since 2004 and has played an instrumental role in transforming BG into one of the leading 100 companies in the Arab World making an impact according to Forbes magazine. Karim also serves on the Board of BLOM Development Bank SAL and chairs the board’s risk committee. Karim holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and is a member of the YPO Lebanon chapter. Karim is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.