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George Karam

Managing Director
George Karam is a Managing Director for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm's Dubai office.

Mr. Karam advises on government reforms to positively impact society. He has reorganized entities through optimized manpower deployment, designed frameworks for job design, people assessment, and talent management.

Mr. Karam has designed alternative pay and benefits systems making government careers more attractive to top performers and creative minds.

Mr. Karam helps create shareholder value in the private sector. He has optimized operating costs by redesigning structures, implementing performance enhancement systems and accountability frameworks.

Mr. Karam's career of 27 years is split between management consulting, primarily with Korn Ferry in the USA and the Middle East and in leadership roles at the World Bank in Washington, DC including global head of total compensation. He has worked in over 30 countries and across many sectors advising over 100 clients on strategy implementation, organization effectiveness, compensation, and human capital management

He is passionate about changing government culture, upping organizational effectiveness and human capital capabilities.

Mr. Karam is an expert in building effective organizations and human capital management systems. His strength is in client engagement and integrated solution design and implementation.

Mr. Karam holds a master's of business administration in management from Lincoln U. in San Francisco, CA and a bachelor's of art in business from the American University in Beirut. He also participated in the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Mr. Karam is proficient in English, French, and Arabic.

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