Mr Karim Nasr is the Chief Executive of La Mancha Group. La Mancha, the holding company of the La Mancha Group, is a privately held gold mining investment company with a portfolio of gold mining assets in West Africa. Karim joined La Mancha as its Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Prior to La Mancha, Karim was the CEO and CIO of Digital World Capital (DWC), an FCA regulated investment manager investing globally and across the capital structure in Telecom and Media companies. At DWC, Karim was in charge of the investment strategy and risk management for the DWC Cross Com Fund on a discretionary basis and of the special situation investments and debt restructuring advisory practice for private clients on a non-discretionary basis.
Prior to DWC, Karim was in charge of Corporate Finance for Wind Telecom, one of the largest mobile operators by subscribers, and member of the group's Executive and Investment Committees. From 2001 to 2011, Karim led over 225 financing and investment projects in the telecom sector. He closed US$68 billion in debt and equity financings, US$67 billion in M&A, managed up to US$30 billion in liabilities, and closed major landmark debt restructuring deals. Karim joined Wind Telecom in 2000, first serving within the business development group of Orascom Telecom, where he participated in the acquisition of greenfield licenses, and successful operational launch of 6 wireless operators. Karim served on the boards of Wind Telecom (Italy), Wind Telecomunicazioni (Italy), Wind Hellas (Greece), Telecel Globe (Sub Saharan Africa), as well as on the board of most of the group's holding and financing companies. From 1996 to 1999, Karim was the CEO of Anzima s.a.l., a Lebanese IT consulting and software firm. He started his career in 1995 at An-Nahar s.a.l., a Lebanese print media group. Karim holds a Masters in Management from the University of Paris IX Dauphine with a major in Finance. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.