March 6, 2017

Karim Ali, Founder of Consilta


Karim Ali   is a passionate risk-taker and people person. He met one of his business partners at a car checkup’s office queue. He has met 90% of my clients and business partners at networking events. During the past eight years, he has developed a solid network of CXOs, influencers, policy-makers, business leaders, thinkers, artists and journalists in the Nordic and MENA region.

He was born in Egypt, where he was taught tolerance, independence, and perseverance. Drawn by foreign cultures since an early age, he became fluent in English, learned Finnish, French, and now learning Swedish.

He started his own business at the age of 17 and, after completing his bachelors degree in Egypt, he moved to Finland where he established Bobonto. Bobonto was nominated to be the best social tech startup in Finland in 2016.

Currently Karim is running  Consilta using his vast network around the globe. Karim’s vision is to break all the barriers between Nordic and Middle Eastern businesses and make it easy for both regions to share knowledge and innovation.


Karim Ali Finalist at University Startup World Cup Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2015

Finalist at University Startup World Cup Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2015

Karim Ali Best Social Tech Startup in Finland Nomination, Bobonto, 2016

Best Social Tech Startup in Finland Nomination, Bobonto, 2016










  • Speaker at Impact Day, Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus
  • Speaker at Thematic University Business Forum European commission
  • Guest lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • Speaker at DigiDay
  • Speaker at “How to build harmony in business? What does this mean in real life now and in the future?“, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.  The event is a part of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and is supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.

People Talking about Karim:

“I have had the pleasure of working together to plan a skilled voluntary community engagement project. It has been very easy going to work with Karim. He is great negotiator and very persistent when making sure that there is progress in the project. He is also very result oriented and always finds new and alternative ways to resolve issues. As a person, he is polite and discreet, as well as easy to work with.
He is working for Bobonto, which seems to be his innovation. Bobonto brings together social problems with business minded solutions for those problems. We think this is a very creative way of enhancing societal and economic development. Bobonto’s programme provides for start ups platform to obtain access to capital in a creative way”. Petri Seppälä, PwC Finland

“When I first met Karim I thought “This man is going somewhere!” Karim shows a passion, drive, and charisma that shines in the busy startup world. We have met regularly during the last two years and I have seem immense personal growth and focus from him. Impact startups are for the most dedicated of professionals, people who want to make a positive difference in the world, help others, and give everything they have to achieve change. In this regard, I know that Karim will be successful”. Marc Dillon, CEO of ASMO Solutions

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