Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

Formal First Name
1958 - present

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian is a world-renowned economist and financier with vast experience at the highest level of business and government. He has also been involved with universities and think tanks around the world, sharing his unique insights in issues of finance and global markets. A widely followed leader in economics and finance, Dr. El-Erian utilizes his expertise in global affairs, policy, and business in serving as a mentor to the student community. He has also published extensively on international economic and finance topics.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Dr. El-Erian 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, and for pointing out in 2016 the limitations to protracted and sole reliance on central bank policies.
  • He served as Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council from 2012 to 2017. 
  • He has received several awards in recognition of his philanthropic contributions, particularly in the areas of education and health.
  • He is a columnist at Bloomberg News, a Financial Times contributing editor, and a trustee of several non-profits.
  • He has advised governments, industrial and financial companies.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • 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)