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ABI Names Guirguis Chief Operating Officer

December 22, 2020, 08:10 AM

ABI announced the promotion of Karim Guirguis, MBA, to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Formerly ABI’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Guirguis joined the staff in 2002 and has continually provided vision and leadership in providing innovative products and services to better serve ABI members and staff.

“Karim is a visionary. He has been a leader in providing state-of-the art products and solutions to better serve ABI members and staff,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “I look forward to working closely with him going forward to propel ABI as an innovator in the industry.”

Prior to joining ABI, Guirguis held several positions in website architecture and computer animation, most recently with Disney MGM Studios in Florida. His work has earned several awards from his peers, including an Oscar, technical achievement award, the prestigious Horizon Award for ABI’s video honoring its founders, as well as a Webby Award, to name a few. Guirguis is a regular presenter on cutting-edge technology issues for several professional educators, such as the American Society of Association Executives, for which he served on its technology board. He was a 2-time honoree of the 40/40 Awards by the Alexandria (Va.) Chamber of Commerce, also by the Leadership Center of Excellence as part of its 2017 “40 under 40” class to recognize top men and women, age 40 and under, engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping future. Guirguis is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, George Mason University, and the University of Cambridge.

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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