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Karim is a Director in the Energy and Natural Resources group at S&P Global Commodity Insights. He leads the Energy Advisory Service, which provides energy research tailored to financial institutions investing in the energy and commodity space. He has extensive expertise analyzing short-term global crude oil and refined product markets, managing global short-term liquids supply/demand balances, and forecasting short-term trends in global oil fundamentals, prices, differentials, and refining margins. He also specializes in the relationship between physical and paper commodity markets. Karim has also led various consulting engagements across the midstream and downstream value chain, including asset acquisition due diligence projects, global crude and product trade flow modeling, and pricing analyses. Prior to joining IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global) in 2013, Karim worked in the Financial Advisory practice at PFC Energy.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies