Economist and international expert on inclusive and sustainable socio-economic models, financial architecture and stability. She is Professor at CASS Business School and member of the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at the City University of London. She is the founder and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), as well as founder and Scientific Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES). Senior Research Advisor at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) in Piran, Slovenia and Associated Scholar at the Centre for Relationship Banking and Economics (CERBE) at LUMSA University in Rome, she is academic member of several high-level expert groups including the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), the European Banking Authority Banking Stakeholders Group (BSG), the European Commission’s Financial Services Users Group (FSUG), Finance Watch, the European Parliament – Economic and Financial Committee and Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and an invited expert in international organizations including OECD and IMF, among others. Rym Ayadi holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from University Paris Dauphine.