Karim Ibrahim has been in the lubricants industry for 40 years with multinational experience in customer support, troubleshooting and reliability improvement in more than 20 countries. Karim has presented extensively to multicultural audiences from diverse educational backgrounds on topics related to technical lubricants, measurable reliability improvements, competing through quality and lubes, and how they relate to the bottom line. He lectures in English and Arabic as well as in other languages through chosen interpreters.

Karim Ibrahim

Fields of Specialization

  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Petroleum Analysis
  • Oil Analysis
  • Grease Analysis
  • Condition-Based Maintenance
  • Lubricant Contamination Control
  • Lubricant Handling and Inventory Control
  • Lubricant Optimization
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Tribology and Wear
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Motor Oils and Engine Lubrication
  • Lubrication Program Design
  • Lube Additive Raw Material Optimization and Purchasing
  • Used Oil Analysis Program Design
  • Machinery Lubrication


  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level I, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level II, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH UK
  • Certified Tiredness and Fatigue Trainer, BP


  • American University in Cairo, Master’s Degree, Business Administration
  • American University in Cairo, Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry