Rym Ayadi is Professor of International Banking and Financial Systems at HEC Montreal and Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance.

She is the President and the Founder of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and Senior Research Fellow at the Euro-Mediterranean University.

She was Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research of the Financial Institutions Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies.

She served as Scientific Director of an international research network on the prospective analysis in the Mediterranean (MEDPRO – Mediterranean Prospects Research Network)

Rym’s fields of expertise include international financial systems and markets, financial regulation and supervision, financial development and economic growth, crisis management, competition, SME and consumer policies, risk management, European financial consolidation & efficiency, regulatory impact assessment in financial services, financial services provision and financial inclusion, European financial integration, retail financial services and payment systems and SME financing and development. Her fields of expertise also cover Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Africa with a focus on socio-economic, financial markets developments and foresight analysis.