Karime Hassan, Chief Executive & Growth Director, Exeter City Council
1015 – 1045 – ‘Realising the economic potential of the South West: the role of ‘Place’ in building a successful economy’
Karime was appointed Chief Executive and Growth Director of Exeter City Council in 2013. He joined Exeter City Council as the Director of Economy and Development in February
2011, following eight years as Corporate Director at East Devon District Council. During his time at East Devon he set up the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, managed the
strategic development proposals for the growth area and established regeneration programmes for Exmouth and Seaton.
Prior to joining East Devon District Council, Karime was Head of Planning Services at Exeter and led on projects such as the award winning Princesshay shopping centre and the
relocation of the Met Office.