Operation HOPE (with me as founder and chairman) and our HOPE Global Board of Advisors (with Sean Cleary, managing director of Strategic Concepts, Ltd (as chairman of the global advisory board), we welcome our friend Karim Hajji into the Operation HOPE family. This announcement is made in concert with the recently launched Wikia-HOPE Global Money Initiative, where Karim and the Casablanca Stock Exchange are our country partners for Wikia-HOPE, Morocco.
Karim HAJJI started his career in a U.S. company in 1983 after earning an MBA from New York University and graduating from 'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris'. Starting as a financial analyst, he evolved into various financial management positions in the U.S. then in Italy and Switzerland.
Mr. HAJJI joined in 1991 the ONA Group in Morocco as advisor to the Chairman and managed affiliates in Monaco and France before becoming Group CFO.
He then moved on to create an investment bank, Atlas Capital Group (ACG), which he managed until late 2008.
Mr. HAJJI was appointed CEO of the Casablanca Stock Exchange in April 2009 after selling his stake in ACG.