Mohamed A. El-Erian
Mohamed el Erian - World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda 2008
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Mohamed Aly El-Erian (Egyptian Arabic: [محمد العريان]; born August 19, 1958) is an 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 four 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. On May 28, 2019, it was announced that he would take up office as President of Queens’ College, Cambridge from October 1, 2020.