Karima brings a wealth of technical as well as industry sector experience having implemented several pan-European solutions and business change for major OEM and captive finance clients. She graduated as a Computer Scientist and began her career at EDS working with GM Financial. Later roles have included roles at Volkswagen Group, Client Services Director at White Clarke Group (now Solifi), CIO at Mercedes Benz UK and a stint in Daimler AG in Stuttgart before setting up her own consultancy, Auto Novo in 2015.
Auto Novo clients included Volkswagen Financial Services and Mercedes Benz Financial Services where Karima managed large transformational programmes creating a digital mindset, implementing new business models and propositions. During this time, Karima was also an Advisory Board Member of Wagonex, combining her expertise and digital mindset to help drive vehicle subscription models in the UK. More recently, Karima supported the set-up of a JV with Santander launching Volvo Car Financial Services in the UK and since September 2021 as been a member of the Executive Team at Scania GB as Transformation Director. She is responsible for leading the transformation and development of Scania’s UK business in line with the company’s vision to drive the shift to more sustainable transport solutions that are better for business, society and the environment.
Karima holds an MBA from Cranfield University and has undertaken various professional courses both at Harvard and Oxford.