Kola Karim

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Energy International

Kola Karim is group managing director and chief executive officer of Shoreline Energy International, a leading energy and infrastructure company focused on Africa. Karim's portfolio focuses on the following sectors: construction, commodity trading, catering, entertainment, agro-allied products, oil and gas, engineering, and power.

In addition to his role at Shoreline Energy International, Karim is chairman of Costain West Africa and serves as director in seven subsidiary companies, including Schlumberger Testing & Production Services Nigeria and Trans Amadi Facilities, and he is chairman of Nigerian Ropes. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Nigeria.

Karim has delivered numerous papers at international conferences and investment forums and has participated in a number of courses, including management and leadership programs at the Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government.