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    Ayed, 62, is an economist who was appointed Minister of Finance in the Tunisian interim government following the 2011 revolution. He was born February 6, 1951 at Khniss in the governorate of Monastir. He holds a BA in Economics from the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of Tunis and an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland. He began working at Citicorp in 1987, and served with the country in Morocco from 1990 to 1995, according to Tunisie Etudes. In 1996, he was appointed Senior Banker in Citicorp International's Division of Finance for Europe, Africa and the Middle East in London. He has also held other jobs in the financial sector. He was appointed Minister of Finance in the initial interim government following the fall of Ben Ali's regime, and served until 24th December 2011 when he was succeeded by Houssine Dimassi. While experienced in international banking and finance, he is also a musician and composer. His symphonies “Magador,” “Hannibal Barca,” and “Scent of Jasmine” have been performed in Tunisia and Morocco. Updated 14/4/14  



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