Karim El Aynaoui is currently Managing Director of Policy Center for the New South, a think tank based in Rabat.
He also serves as advisor to the CEO and Chairman of OCP Group, a global leader in the phosphate sector. Previously he was the director of economics and international relations at Bank Al-Maghrib, where he provided strategic leadership in defining and supporting monetary policy analysis and strategy. He was also in charge of the Statistical and International Relations Divisions of Bank Al-Maghrib. Prior to this Mr. El Aynaoui spent eight years at the World Bank as an economist. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and a member of the COP22 Scientific Committee. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bordeaux, where he taught for three years courses in statistics and economics.