Karim Tannir
Managing Director, J.P.Morgan.


Karim Tannir is a Managing Director and head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and Saudi Arabia. Based in Dubai, he leads a senior team of bankers providing public and private M&A, equity capital market, acquisition finance and liability management advice to corporate clients and governments across the region. In this role, he is also responsible for setting strategy for the business as well as originating client transactions.

Karim has been an integral part of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets business since starting his career with J.P. Morgan in 1995 after graduating from London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine with a degree in Chemistry.

He is a leader across a number of products with extensive capital markets and merger & acquisitions experience.

Before being appointed to his current role, Karim held a variety of roles within the fixed income, corporate finance and advisory team in London, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of M&A deals and capital markets transactions for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based clients. In addition, he also advised corporates, financial institutions, governments and semi-governments on their capital structure and funding requirements.

Karim left J.P. Morgan briefly in 2007 to join Deutsche Bank as Head of Global Banking and Co-Head of Country Coverage for the Middle East, returning to the firm in 2010.

He speaks fluent English, Arabic and French.

J.P. Morgan employs around 200 people in the MENA region and has offices in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Manama, and Riyadh.

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