Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, re-joined the company at the end of 2007 after two years as president and CEO of the Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts.
He started at PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of the firm's portfolio management and investment strategy group.
Prior to that, El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and the
International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he spent 15 years.
His books include the best-seller "When Markets Collide," which was named one of the best business books of all time by The Independent in the U.K. El-Erian was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for 2009, 2010 and 2011. His economic news analyses frequently appear on CNBC.com.
He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Cambridge in America. He has served on several committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. El-Erian was also a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School.
He received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and holds a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University.