Al-karim is the CEO of the 4C Group, a family-owned business formed in 2010, building on the foundations of the family’s property business which stretched back to the 1990s.
4C Group manages and develops properties and hotels in key business districts and leisure hot spots across the UK, Middle East, East Africa and Canada. The group’s mission is to operate sustainably, delight guests and investors, whilst striving to deliver a positive environmental and social impact within local communities.
Al-karim drives the growth and leads on the expansion of the group’s property portfolio and development projects. In 2021, 4C Group opened the debut UK hotels for renowned brands, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Canopy By Hilton.
Al-karim is also an active volunteer for the Ismaili Community in the UK. He currently serves as Chairman of the Aga Khan’s Youth and Sports Board, whose mandate is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the Community’s youth across the UK and Europe.