Man smiling in a suitKarim Sarhan joined the Center for International Development at Harvard University as a Research Fellow in 2020. His research is focused on how countries design and implement development strategies. He designed and lectured at a number of executive education programs on the public policy process for government officials and policy practitioners in Egypt and the Middle East.        

He is co -founder and partner at Sharkawy & Sarhan one of the leading law firms in Egypt. He has 20 years of experience as a business lawyer in Egypt and the Middle East focusing on the nexus between law and development. During his legal career he advised leading development financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies on multibillion dollar investments in the energy sector, infrastructure sector, and financial sector. His areas of practice include public private partnerships, project finance, and mergers & acquisitions.  

He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oxford, a Master and Bachelor of Law from Cairo University

Read Karim's most recent working paper here