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BEF Associate Investment Manager shortlisted for a Yorkshire’s Asian Young Achievers Award

Rising star Habib Karimi has been shortlisted for the Private Sector award.

Habib Karimi, Associate Investment Manager is in the running in the Private Sector category at the Yorkshire’s Asian Young Achievers 2022.

Commonly referred to as the YAYAs, the awards are open to young people aged 16 to 30 of South Asian heritage (Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi etc) who was born in, or lives and works in Yorkshire.

Aimed at rising stars who have overcome deprivation and disadvantage, or have broken down traditional barriers to progress, this year the YAYAs have attracted a record entry from throughout the county.

The 11 award categories are Achievement in School or College; Health/Mental Health and Healthcare; The Arts & Creative industries; the Private Sector; Media; Education; the Public Sector; the Not-for-Profit Sector; Sport; Achievement as a Young Entrepreneur; and Achievement in Overcoming Life Obstacles.

Habib couldn’t speak a word of English when he arrived in the UK but, since graduating with a BA and an MSC, he has worked for Santander bank and Yorkshire Building Society. Habib is currently thriving at BEF as an Associate Investment Manager specialising in Start Up Loans.

Habib said: "I'm delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Hopefully, my story will inspire young people like me to dream big and work hard to fulfil them."

Simon Jackson, Director of Investments said: "Habib's nomination comes as no surprise as his determination, work ethic, and humility is clear for all to see. He is a valued member of our Start Up Loans team and a joy to work with. I look forward to watching his growth and wish him every success with the awards."

This year’s winners will be announced during a celebration dinner hosted by BBC TV and Radio presenter and stand-up comedian, Noreen Khan, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford on Friday 11 November.

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