The EMNES Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the members of the EMNES coordinating team, the administrative and scientific leaders of the partners’ (beneficiary) institutions and the scientific leaders of the EMNES research areas. The mandate of the SC is to ensure that the scientific program of EMNES is carried out according to agreed and signed work plan, approve the scientific and financial reports, evaluate outputs of the research areas, implement corrective measures and ensure communication between beneficiary members and associates.
EMNES Coordinating Team
EMNES Scientific Coordinator
Founder and President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, Director Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies and Professor CASS Business School.
Professor Rym Ayadi is the Founder and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Founder and Scientific Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES). She is Honorary Professor at CASS Business School and Member of the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at the City University in London, U.K., 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.Read More
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.
Previously, Rym served as Professor of International Business and Finance at the Department of International Business, as Director and Board Member of the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins Institute for Cooperatives, and Founding Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) at HEC Montreal, Canada, and as Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research of the Financial Institutions Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a policy think tank in Brussels.
She was an academic senior expert member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Stakeholder Group (Between 2011 and 2013), the promoter and director of the Mediterranean Prospects Research Network (MEDPRO) an international research network for foresight analysis in the Euro-Mediterranean region (Between 2009 and 2013) funded by the Seventh Framework Program of the EU. She was also Vice President of the European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN), a European network that promotes mutual learning on financial inclusion.
She authors several books and scholarly articles on her areas of expertise and is member of several editorial boards. Rym Ayadi holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from University Paris Dauphine.
For more information on books and other publications: Rym Ayadi
EMNES Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Cinzia Alcidi is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and LUISS- School of European Political Economy- research fellow.
Prior to joining CEPS, she worked at International Labour Office in Geneva and she taught International Economics at University of Perugia (Italy). Her research activity includes international economics, macroeconomics, central banking and EU governance.Read More
She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland).
EMNES Partners’ Members
Dr. Nooh Alshyab is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of Yarmouk University (Jordan) since September 2012. Between 2013 and 2015 he served as Head of Economic Department. Before joining Yarmouk University, he worked at the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.Read More
Ahmed Badawi is a senior researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Free University of Berlin, he holds a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, UniversityRead More
Cilja Harders is the director of the “Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics” at the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and has held this position since 2007. She has extensive research experience in the Middle East with a focus on EgyptRead More
She is the speaker of “Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe”, a joint post-doc program of Wissenschaftkolleg, Thyssen-Foundation, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie and serves at the board of this post-doc program. Cilja Harders is currently co-directing a project on “Political participation, emotion, affect, and transformation. The cases of “Tahrir” and “Taksim” in the framework of the German research Council (DFG)-funded research Centre “Affective Societies” (DFG, 2015-2019). She is co-directing a project “Challenges and Transformations in the Wake of the Arab Spring” with Cairo University funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 2012-2015). Cilja Harders served as an independent expert in the DG Research SSH Foresight activity on Euro-Mediterranean relations in 2010. In EMNES, she is co-leading the Research Area on institutions, institutional reforms, economic development and social justice.
Bounou Salim is Professor at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes, in charge of Cooperation & International Relations. He graduated from Laval University (Canada) with a Master and Ph.D. of Science. He started as Professor-Researcher then as Technology Transfer Manager atRead More
DR. Zouhair El KADHI is the General Director of the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (ITCEQ). He was economic advisor to the Tunisian Ministry of Finance in charge of fiscal and macroeconomic studies. Hi is ex-director of research and studies of theRead More
Mr.ElKadhi holds a PhD, on economics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (2007), starting his career as a researcher in the Center for Studies in Macroeconomics and International Finance (CEMAFI-Nice) and has worked for five years as an economist at REXECODE – Economic Research Center in Paris.
He has led several economic studies and published in many forums on economics mainly macroeconomic policies for growth and development.
Olfa Benouda Sioud is Vice-Rector of Carthage University. She is professor of Finance at IHEC Carthage and member of the Research Laboratory in Applied Economics and Finance. She is currently member of the board of directors of the STB acting as independent director.Read More
Rim Mouelhi is full Professor of Economics and Statistics since 2007 at ISCAE la Manouba University of Tunis. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Bourgogne, France (1994). She published many academic articles in international reviews (as Econometric Reviews,Read More
In EMNES, as a senior researcher and team leader, she contributes to the research area on private sector development.
Dr. Chahir Zaki is a citizen of Egypt. At present, Chahir is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy and macroeconomics. He is also theRead More
Chahir works also for the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) as a part-time Senior Economist and as a consultant for several international organization (the World Bank and the International Trade Center (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva) and ESCWA). He holds a B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, an M.A. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. His research interests include international trade, trade policy, trade in services, applied economics and macroeconomic modeling. He has published numerous studies in the International Trade Journal, the World Trade Review, Economic Modeling and Applied Economics.
Sanaa Zebakh has an agronomist background. She acted for more than 10 years as responsible of UE –Moroccan S&T cooperation within the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and Research. She was in charge of implementing the first Moroccan National Contact Point (NCP) inRead More