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Asian Investment Conference 2022

Mohamed El-Erian

President, Queens' College, Cambridge; Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz, former Chair, Global Development Council (Obama Administration)

Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian is President of Queens’ College, Cambridge University. He is also Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he was formerly CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer.

Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of its portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at end-2007 after serving two years as President and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity managing Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before joining PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a Managing Director at Solomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and had also spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. as Deputy Director.

Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His book, When Markets Collide (2008), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His latest book, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse (2016), is also a New York Times bestseller.

Dr. El-Erian has served on multiple committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is currently a board member of Barclays, Under Armour, the NBER (Executive Committee), Berggruen Institute (Executive Committee), and other educational institutions.

He has received several awards for his philanthropic contributions in education and health, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the 57357 Hospital for Children/Egyptian Cancer Network, Arab Banker of the Year, and Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers”.

Dr. El-Erian holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Oxford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University.