Rym Ayadi is Honorary Professor at CASS Business School and Member of the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at the City University in London, Founding President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and Founder and Scientific Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES).
Rym is also Member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), Senior Research Advisor at the Euro-Mediterranean University and Member of the Forum for Euro-Mediterranean Innovation in Action (FEMIA).
From 2014 to 2018, Rym served as 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.
Prior to that, 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, a Brussels-based policy think thank.
She also served as Scientific Director of an international research network on the prospective analysis in the Mediterranean (MEDPRO – Mediterranean Prospects Research Network) from 2009 to 2013.
Rym served as senior expert member of several high-level groups in the European Commission (Financial Services Users Group (FSUG), ILEG (Insolvency Law Expert Group), FINUSE (Financial Users Expert Group), Euro-Mediterranean Charter of Enterprise high-Level Group, and others), as external expert to the European Parliament (Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and Foreign Policy Committee) and invited expert in international organizations (e.g. UN, OECD, IMF, WB, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM)), academic expert member of the EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group- (2010- 2013).
She is member in several editing boards of scientific journals (e.g. Journal of Financial Economic Policy). She was Vice President and currently member of the European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN), a European network that promotes mutual learning on financial inclusion and a member of Finance Watch.
She published several books, scholarly articles and policy papers on her areas of research.
Previously, she was senior lecturer of international financial institutions and markets, and financial and risk analysis at Post-graduate level at the International Business School in the Isle of Man. Prior to that, she worked as an economist at the French banking association and at the European Commission in Directorate General Economics and Financial Affairs and lectured industrial economics and game theory at the University of Lille II and at the University Paris Dauphine.
Ayadi holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from University Paris Dauphine.