Professor Rym Ayadi is Founder and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), a Barcelona based regional Think Tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution. She is also Founder and Director of the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES, formerly EMNES), professor at the Bayes Business School (Former CASS) of the City University of London, Senior Advisor at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Associated Scholar at the Centre for Relationship Banking and Economics (CERBE) at LUMSA University in Rome. She is the Director of the CREACT4MED project which aims to strengthen businesses within the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in the Southern Mediterranean region.
In October 2020 Prof. Ayadi was re-elected Chair of the European Banking Authority (EBA) Banking Stakeholders Group (BSG) of which she acted as elected Chair from February 2019 to June 2020. Professor Ayadi is an Economist and international academic expert on international business and financial systems, financial markets and institutions, global financial regulation and governance, and socio-economic development and foresight in economies in transition. She is currently Member in several international high- level Academic, Advisory Committees and Editing Boards.