Karim El Aynaoui


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Karim El Aynaoui is Executive Vice-President of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Dean of its Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences Cluster. He is also Executive President of the Policy Center for the New South.

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. At the Central Bank of Morocco, 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 and Africa.

Karim El Aynaoui has published books and journal articles on macroeconomic issues in developing countries. His recent research has been focused on growth and the labor market in Morocco, as well as on reforming international development economy.

Karim El Aynaoui holds scientific and advisory positions at various institutions. He is currently a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, the Scientific Committee of The Italian Institute for International Political Studies, the Scientific Council of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, the International Board of Leonardo Med-Or Foundation, the Advisory Council of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy of the American University of Cairo, 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.

Karim 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.

He is Commendatore of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

For the academic year 2022-2023


Karim El Aynaoui