Al-Karim Kara, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir is responsible for leading the organization in innovation, technology and business process change, business development, as well as leading and overseeing programs related to information security, IT services, and strategic IT planning.

Al-Karim joined the LTSA as the Vice President of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer in November 2009. He brings the executive leadership and technological experience needed to successfully guide the LTSA's multi-year business modernization initiative.

Previously Al-Karim was with Xantrex Technology Inc. where he held a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Operations, Interim CFO, and Vice President, Information Technology and CIO.

Al-Karim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and a member of the Program Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Computing and Information Technology and the Accounting Advisory Committee of Kwantlen Polytechnic University School of Business.