Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Karim Jalloul moved as a child with his family to Austria. He graduated from the International Center for Hospitality Management MODUL in Vienna in 1993. After working his way through hotel operations, Karim held various management and executive positions aswell as founder & shareholder in the Hospitality Industry, such as an Advisor to the Management Board and Owner’s Representative for a privately-held luxury hotel group. He worked for companies such as Country Inns & Suites by Radisson, Marco Polo Hotels & Resorts, Lifestyle Living Hotels & Residences, Lake’s Hotel (on Wörthersee) Austria and the Kneissl Ski brand. In addition to his management positions, he worked as a lecturer at the International Center for Hospitality MODUL in Vienna from 2000 to 2020. Furthermore, he is a member of the Executive Club of the College of Higher Education Vienna, member of the University Council of Modul University Vienna and Co-Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board of Modul University. Karim holds the position of Vice-Chairman of the “Dr. Michael Häupl Förderungsfonds” since its founding in 2009, a fund which supports higher education for students in need. Karim lives in Austria. He is married and has two sons.