Rym Ayadi is Honorary Professor at CASS Business School and Member of the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at the City University in London, Founder and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, Senior Advisor at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Founder and Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES).

She is Member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC) and Chair of the European Banking Authority Banking Stakeholders Group (EBA-BSG).

She is expert member of several high-level expert groups in the European Commission (Financial Services Users Group (FSUG)), external advisor to the European Parliament (Economic and Financial Committee and Committee on Foreign Affairs), Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and invited expert in international organisations (OECD, IMF and others).

Rym’s fields of expertise include international financial systems, financial markets and institutions, global financial regulation and governance and socio-economic development and foresight in economies in transition.

From 2014 to 2018, Rym was Professor of International Business and Finance at the Department of International Business, Director and Board Member, Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal, a Canadian Business School in Montreal. From 2015 to 2019, she was Senior Research Fellow at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI).From 2001 to 2014, she was Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research of the Financial Institutions Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a policy think thank in Brussels. From 2009 to 2013 she acted as Scientific Director of the International Research Network on the Prospective Analysis in the Mediterranean (MEDPRO – Mediterranean Prospects Research Network).

Rym holds a Ph.D in Economics at the University of Paris Dauphine in France.