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Karim Chaiblaine
Vice President, Cockpit of the Future Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Faurecia North America


With more than 24 years of experience, Karim has held significant Executive responsibilities in the Defense, Automotive and Mobility sectors, working for global organizations in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Since April 2017, Karim Chaiblaine serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Faurecia North America, Interiors Systems.

In his current roles, he develops and implements partnership strategies, manages external eco-systems, and negotiates tech-deals. Most recently, he has been instrumental in signature projects for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) new business needs

Before joining Faurecia, he held various Strategy, Business Development and management positions for Thales, SNCF and Keolis. At Keolis, he oversaw his company’s expansion to the middle east and established the firm’s regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, with key joint ventures in the mobility sector. In 2014, Karim was also appointed Foreign Trade Advisor for France, providing mentorship and ground knowledge for companies willing to develop internationally.

Karim holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Université Paris Diderot, a Master of Science from Esirem and MBAs from London Business School and Columbia University in NYC. He serves as a board member for Faurecia Interior Systems in North America and as a member of Faurecia Group Leadership committee (Faurecia Group’s top 200 Leaders). Originally from France, Karim now resides in San Francisco, CA with his wife and two children and enjoys coaching youth hockey as well as playing hockey himself.

Agenda Sessions

  • Presentation: The Rise of Cabin Sensing and Related Technologies