Industry: Banking & Finance
Designation: Central Bank Governor
Chedly Ayari took the top post at the Tunisian central bank
last June. His nomination has been strongly criticised by the opposition and by
some within the ruling coalition because of his age and his links with the
former regime of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Speaking after his appointment, the economist vowed to
preserve the independence of the bank and the stability of the Tunisian dinar,
as well as working to alleviate social problems.”If our objectives are to
reduce unemployment, to reduce poverty... the central bank must work in the
same way” as the government, he said.