Ayman was born in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed a BA in economics at the American University of Beirut with distinction. During his bachelor studies he worked as a student research assistant in behavioral economics. Afterwards, he obtained a MSc degree in economics from the University of Mannheim. During his master studies, he took a position as a research intern at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). He also worked as a student research assistant for Professor Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden. His master thesis investigates theoretically and empirically the relationship between political polarization, corruption, and public debt.
Ayman has broad research interests spanning public economics, political economy, economic history, and financial market policy. During his free time, Ayman likes reading and playing football, basketball, and table tennis. You can also often find him in restaurants around the city trying out new food, especially from Mediterranean cuisines.