Shafi Karim is best known for his genuine yearn to translate his entrepreneurial spirit into the non-profit sector, supporting initiatives dedicated to the development of impoverished communities across the world.
He also serves as the President of Aquaponics Design Company (ADC), a business specializing in the design and construction of self-sustaining indoor/outdoor aquarium gardens for the home or boutique hotel – with 20% of all projects donated directly to Koya Project. Shafi also heads Marketing efforts at Avisare, a Los Angeles based SaaS GovTech company focused on modernizing procurement processes, while connecting government agencies with the vendors and small businesses necessary to complete large scale environmentally sustainable projects.
A Wildcat from the University of Arizona, Shafi has experience in a diverse range of verticals including: advertising, branding, marketing, sports media, public relations, psychology, biology, research, business development, corporate partnerships and hospitality.
Fluent in Bengali and a student of Spanish, Shafi is dedicated to expanding Koya Project’s outreach worldwide based on the core principles of empowering whole communities and paying the knowledge forward.