Kamel Ayadi Holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Tunisian National Institute of Engineers and a Post- Graduate degree in law. He is an International Consultant in Anti-Corruption strategies, ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility. He is Dale Carnegie certified trainer on Leadership and Management, Leadership and Communication with large experience in training adults on Corruption, Ethics,Corporate Integrity Management Systems, Corporate Social Responsibility, governance and accountability. After undergoing training, conducted with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, he was certified as a facilitator in participatory budgeting. He successfully developed and implemented a number of capacity building programmes in Tunisia and African countries .These programmes were funded by international donors, such as the World Bank (Civil Society Fund 2012-2013), UNDP(2012-2013), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherland (2011), World Justice Project (2008 and 2010), the Foundation for the Future(2013), Friderich Ebert Foundation(2013) UNESCO (2003 and 2007).He is a member of the technical task group in charge of the drafting of the ISO Anti-bribery Management Standard.
He served as a Secretary of State in the Tunisian government from 2004 to 2006 and as President of the Tunisian National Regulatory Authority of Telecommunications from 2001 to 2004.
He is the Founding Chairman of the World Leadership and Ethics Institute, and founding chair of the Tunisian Centre for Strategic Thinking on Economic Development in Tunisia. He is the Founding Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Standing Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, since 2007. He is also the founding chairman of the Global Infrastructure Anti-corruption Centre’s regional bureau for the MENA region. After having served in leadership positions in numerous engineering societies, including President of the Tunisian Order of Engineers, he was elected in October 2003 as the president-Elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations(WFEO) then served as Executive President from 2005 to 2007.Prior to that he served as Vice President of the WFEO, Chairman of the standing Committee on ICT from 1999 to 2005.
Other memberships include: Strategy Council of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Development; United Nations Task Force for Science and Innovation; World Innovation Forum; Pan American Academy of Engineering; American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Global Principals for Professional Conduct, Global Infrastructure Anti-corruption Centre(GIACC); member of the Advisory Board, Brookings Science and Technology Panel for the Arab Report on Science and Technology, Co-Chair of the UNESCO Task Force coordinating publication of the Engineering Report, United Nations Civil Society Bureau for the World Summit on the Information Society. He has written more than 100 papers and lectured in more than 100 congresses in 80 countries. He chaired more than 40 international events on science engineering and technology, anti-corruption, social accountability, including the World Engineering Convention 2011 (Geneva2011), World Engineers Week ( Buenos Aires 2010), WFEO Congresses (India 2007).He is a recipient of the 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers Presidents’ Award for his leadership of the worldwide engineering community, his efforts to combat corruption and services to country.