CIPS CONNECTIONSPodcast/Video Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki
Karim Tarraf: CEO, Co-founder Hawa Dawa named one of Top 10 Innovations in Germany, Top 35 in Europe by MIT Technology Review; Innovator
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Karim Tarraf.
Karim Tarraf is the CEO and co-founder of Hawa Dawa, a Munich-based company named one of the Top 10 Innovations in Germany and Top 35 in Europe by the MIT Technology Review. Forbes named it one of the 100 most innovative companies and in Germany in 2018. For its pioneering use of satellite data to track and analyse traffic and logistics movements the company was honoured by the German Federal Ministry of Transportation and the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Masters Programme in 2018.
Before founding Hawa Dawa, Karim worked for several years at the Frankfurt-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance. There he worked on climate change mitigation in Southeast Asia and the MENA region. He is a frequent guest of stakeholder consultations on matters of climate change and air pollution organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Environment. Next to his work on Hawa Dawa, Karim is also a startup mentor at the FEPS Incubation Center of Cairo University.
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