Mohamed A. El-Erian
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Mohamed Aly El-Erian (Egyptian Arabic: [mæˈħæmmæd elʕeɾˈjæːn]; born August 19, 1958) is an Egyptian American businessman. He is chief economic adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he served as CEO and co-chief investment officer (2007-2014). He served as chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-17), and is a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a contributing editor to the Financial Times.
Since 2014, he has served on the panel of experts that judged and selected the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. He is also a regular contributor to “Project Syndicate”, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider as well as Fortune/CNN and Foreign Policy. Named for 4 years in a row as one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” he has written two New York Times Best Sellers, including, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse published in January 2016 by Random House. Together with Sir Harvey McGrath, he co-chairs the capital campaign for Cambridge University.