Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

Formal First Name
1958 - present

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian is one of the world’s most respected economists. Dr. El-Erian is the President of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, and Senior Advisor at Gramercy Funds Management. In addition to being a Contributing Editor at the Financial Times and a Columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, he also serves as a Senior Global Fellow at The Lauder Institute and the Rene M. Kern Practice Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. El-Erian previously served as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council and CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund and served as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and President and CEO of Harvard Management Company. Dr. El-Erian is a multi-award winning author who has published widely on international economic and finance topics. He has spoken on some of the biggest stages on the topics of investing, the economy, economics and the markets.

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  • Dr. El-Erian is a globally recognized economist and financier who has become a go-to voice around the world on how to decode the global economy, policies, and international markets. 

  • He leverages his distinguished experience in global affairs, policy, and business to contribute to the curriculum and serve as a mentor to The Lauder Institute student community.

  • He is credited with identifying and coining the concept of the “New Normal” in 2009 to describe the likely sluggish economic performance of advanced economies after the 2008 global financial crisis.




  • Arab Banker of the Year

  • ACCESS Arab-American of the Year Award

  • Middle East Institute’s Visionary Award

  • Louise Blouin Foundation Creative Leadership Award

  • Africa Investor’s Capital Markets Personality of the Year

  • Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame

  • Investment News’ “Icon and Innovator”

  • Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)

  • Ukleja Center’s Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership award

  • Orange County Business Journal’s most influential personalities (multiple times)

  • Worth magazine’s “100 Most Powerful People in Finance” (multiple years)