Vice President of the Lebanese Economic Association and senior consultant in various projects ranging from the impact assessment of the WTO accession on the Lebanese economy, to the directing of a pension reform project in Lebanon, and to the assessment of practices and needs in public financial management in the MENA region, Dr. Rached acts as a trainer in debt management and budget estimation for the debt management department of the Ministry of Finance.

Holder of a Bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of New York, of a Masters degree in international trade and international finance and econometrics as well as a Doctoral degree in international finance, monetary theory and econometrics, from the University of Arizona, Dr. Rached repeatedly acted as an economist for various international and regional organizations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Arab Monetary Fund, and the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Rached is also the author of numerous publications, such as 'The Power Sector in Lebanon', 'A Financial Model for Lebanon', and 'Economic Liberalization in Lebanon: Simulating the Impact of Paris III reforms'.