Karim El Aynaoui

Executive President; Executive Vice-President

Policy Center for the New South; Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Dr. Karim El Aynaoui is an Economist. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at the Central Bank of Morocco where he held the position of Director of Economics, Statistics and International Relations. He was in charge of the Research Department and equally a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Previously, he worked for eight years at the World Bank as an Economist for its regional units of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as Africa.

He has published books and journal articles on macroeconomic issues in developing countries, and holds scientific and advisory positions at various institutions. He is a member of the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, the Scientific Council of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations, the International Board of the Med-Or Foundation, Morocco’s Chapter of the Confrérie des Compagnons de Gutenberg, and a global member of the Trilateral Commission. He serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group, and is a board member of OCP Foundation. Previously, he was member of the COP22 Scientific Committee.

Dr. El Aynaoui holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bordeaux in France where he taught courses in Statistics and Economics for three years.


10:30 - 11:30 CET
MED Panels
Advancing the Social Contract in the MENA

with: Kristin Fabbe, Joseph Bahout, Ishac Diwan, Karim El Aynaoui, Roberta Gatti, Steffen Hertog

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