Mohamed A. El-Erian
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, the global investment management firm with $1.2 trillion of assets under management as of December 2010.
El-Erian earned a B.A./M.A. in economics from Cambridge University and doctorate and master's degrees in economics from Oxford University. He spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund before moving to the private sector where he served as managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London before first joining PIMCO in 1999. In 2006-07, El-Erian was President and CEO of Harvard Management Company (HMC), the entity managing Harvard's endowment and other related assets; he was also a faculty member of the Harvard Business School.
El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the Emerging Markets Association, the IMF’s Committee of Eminent Persons, and the International Center for Research on Women. He was also a member of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee. He is currently a board member of the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge in America, The Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is also Chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Committee and Chair of the President's Global Development Council.
El-Erian has written widely on global economic and financial issues, including being a frequent contributor to the Financial Times and other publications. He was ranked in 2009 and 2010 among Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller—When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change—was awarded the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year for 2008 and named one of the Economist magazine best books of the year and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK) .
El-Erian did his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University, and obtained Masters and Doctorates degrees from Oxford.