Rym Ayadi is Professor of International Business and Finance, Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) at HEC Montreal and Honorary Professor at CASS Business School at the City University in London.
She is also Board Member of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal. She is the President and the Founder of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, Founder and Scientific Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) and Senior Research Fellow at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI).
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), Mediterranean Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Union for the Mediterranean and invited expert in international organisations.
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.
She was the Director of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins Institute for Cooperatives of HEC Montreal (from 2014 to 2017) and Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research of the Financial Institutions Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (from 2001 to 2014). She served as Scientific Director of the
International Research Network on the Prospective Analysis in the Mediterranean (MEDPRO – Mediterranean Prospects Research Network) (from 2009 to 2013).
Rym holds a Ph.D in Economics at the University of Paris Dauphine in France.