Kareem Assassa is a natural born entrepreneur. He completed his last year of high school early to join the workforce. He acquired his first job in telecommunications as a sales representative for T-Mobile at the age of 18. Influenced by the teachings of Brian Tracy, Kareem Assassa surpassed his colleagues and was quickly promoted to a managerial position. His captivating sales abilities lead him into medical sales. At the age of 19, He became the youngest sales consultant for Global Medical; a Beverly Hills based mobile diagnostic equipment company. He led his sales team and created a six-figure income by the end of his first year with the organization.
At the age of 22, Kareem Assassa decided to pursue one of his childhood dreams. He converted his apartment into a professional production studio and began producing, recording, and mastering music under his own production company. He produced and recorded hundreds of tracks with recording artists from all over the world. He cherished music more as an art form and returned to the workforce. Over the next several years, Kareem held roles with AT&T Wireless, Bank of America, Verizon Wireless and Citi Bank. His love for sales continued to thrive, as did a newfound hobby. While visiting his camera enthusiast cousins in Europe, Kareem was introduced to photography. He immediately immersed himself in it.
His new hobby quickly developed into an obsessive passion and by the age of 25, he started his second business The Beverly Hills Photographer. Kareem Assassa became most popular amongst affluent firms in the Beverly Hills area. He was often requested to photograph portraits for renowned entrepreneurs and key industry leaders. He befriended many of his clients and was wildly curious to learn about their journey to success. He sought mentorship and was inspired to pursue a college education. He immediately decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Project Management. He graduated with honors within 18 months of beginning the degree program.
Motivated to apply his newly acquired knowledge, he reentered the job market and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, a national leader in aesthetic medicine and surgery training. His educational foundation served him well as he thrived in his role. Under his management, Kareem overhauled the entire operation and secured international partnerships that drove the association into the global market. His deepened appreciation for business operations and project management ultimately led him back to his love for entrepreneurship. At the age of 31, Kareem Assassa co-founded and launched International Academy of Aesthetics, the world’s first social online learning management system dedicated to the field of aesthetic medicine, dental aesthetics & cosmetic surgery training. It is on track to triple its net worth by the end of December this year.