Mohamed El-Erian

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  • Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz
  • Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017)
  • CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
  • President of Queens College, Cambridge

Internationally respected economist and financier Mohamed El-Erian is a go-to voice around the world on how to decode the global economy, policies, and international markets – markets hang on his analysis and insight. With experience at the highest levels of business and government, El-Erian currently serves as the Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as Chief Executive and co-Chief Investment Officer. He is the President of Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge, Chair of Gramercy Fund Management, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. El-Erian receives resoundingly positive feedback for his events, such as: “In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business.” (Information Management Network)

El-Erian has been named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. Since 2014, he has been serving on the jury for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. He also served as Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council from December 2012 to January 2017. He serves on two corporate boards and several advisory committees and non-profit boards. He has been a LinkedIn top influencer. Meeting planners share their praise for El-Erian’s ability to connect with audiences through a humorous laid-back style, and to clearly explain the complex issues of the global economy.

 



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  • Commonfund
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  • SkyBridge SALT
  • Rabobank
  • CME Group
  • Information Management Network (IMN)
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association
Rave Reviews About Mohamed El-Erian as a Speaker
In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. I was stopped in the hallways and networking events numerous times by attendees who had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business, as he helped to build our reputation as a program with great content. Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team. He was gracious and kind, and a pleasure to meet.

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Author Talk: ‘Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World’

A go-to voice on the global economy,  MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN brings insight into how contemporary issues influence and affect economies in his book Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World, co-authored with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Nobel Prize Laureate Michael Spence. The longer a ...

A go-to voice on the global economy,  MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN brings insight into how contemporary issues influence and affect economies in his book Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World, co-authored with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Nobel Prize Laureate Michael Spence.

The longer a problem goes unresolved, the worse it will get; that’s what happens in a permacrisis – and that’s why we must act now. El-Erian provides a framework for succeeding in a world increasingly focused on a cascade of crises such as sputtering growth, surging inflation, and worsening inequality by addressing our broken approaches to growth, economic management, and governance.

What's Ahead in the Global Economy

 MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN discusses our current economic path, underpinned by central bank policy experimentation.  He points to ominous signposts all around us:  rising inequality, sluggish growth, political tensions, and volatile financial markets. He dissects continued pressures that warrant radically ...

 MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN discusses our current economic path, underpinned by central bank policy experimentation.  He points to ominous signposts all around us:  rising inequality, sluggish growth, political tensions, and volatile financial markets. He dissects continued pressures that warrant radically different monetary policy including youth employment, global wealthy inequality, market illiquidity, and the unsustainable map between financial risk-taking (high) and economic risk- taking (low). And then, thankfully, he outlines his vision for a renewed global economy, prosperity and financial stability. 

The Fiduciary and Moral Imperative for Business Leaders to Address the Climate Crisis

Renowned economist MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN stresses that corporations can no longer stand by as our environment changes around us -- it is a moral, but also fiduciary imperative that they act. El-Erian speaks about how short-term economic benefits will be outweighed by long-term environmental consequenc ...

Renowned economist MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN stresses that corporations can no longer stand by as our environment changes around us -- it is a moral, but also fiduciary imperative that they act. El-Erian speaks about how short-term economic benefits will be outweighed by long-term environmental consequences if business leaders don’t lead on climate change and advises business leaders on how to effectively address the climate crisis while remaining competitive and profitable. El-Erian provides organizations with a clear and renewed understanding of the climate crisis and how to address it as a business. 

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<p><strong>Mohamed El-Erian wins the first-ever 2023 Great Arab Minds economics award</strong></p>

Mohamed El-Erian wins the first-ever 2023 Great Arab Minds economics award

MOHAMED EL-ERIAN, President of Queens’ College at Cambridge University, was honored with the first-ever economics Great Arab Minds (GAM) award for economics. In recognition of his incredible contributions to the field of economics, Dr. El-Erian is widely acknowledged as a leading expert on global capital markets. He coined the term “new normal” in the face of permacrises. His perceptive analysis of changes in economic and financial systems makes clear why Dr. El-Erian’s impact on economic thought extends to every corner of the globe and makes a measurable impact on his audiences.

Mohamed A. El-Erian talks Permacrisis on Bloomberg >>

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<p><strong>Renowned economist Mohamed A. El-Erian co-authored ‘Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World’ to forge a better path to a brighter future.</strong></p>

Renowned economist Mohamed A. El-Erian co-authored ‘Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World’ to forge a better path to a brighter future.

The longer a problem goes unresolved, the worse it will get – that's what happens in a permacrisis, and it’s why we must act now.

Internationally respected economist MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN's third book, Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World, co-authored with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence, outlines how we can prevent crises and better manage the future for the benefit of the many and not the few. El-Erian is a leading voice through some of the greatest economic changes and financial crises in recent memory. Inspired by pandemic Zooms with the other world-class thinkers, El-Erian provides an explanation of where we’ve gone wrong and a provocative, inspiring plan to change the world.

At the heart of today’s permacrisis are broken approaches to growth, economic management, and governance. While these approaches are broken, they are not beyond repair.

Mohamed A. El-Erian brings insight into how contemporary issues influence and affect economies in his book Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World. The longer a problem goes unresolved, the worse it will get; that’s what happens in a permacrisis – and that’s why we must act now. El-Erian provides a framework for succeeding in a world increasingly focused on a cascade of crises such as sputtering growth, surging inflation, and worsening inequality by addressing our broken approaches to growth, economic management, and governance.

Mohamed A. El-Erian talks Permacrisis on Bloomberg >>

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<p><strong>Mohamed El-Erian provides Boards, C-suites, and senior leadership teams the most insightful and applicable global economic outlook and advice</strong></p>

Mohamed El-Erian provides Boards, C-suites, and senior leadership teams the most insightful and applicable global economic outlook and advice

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists, MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has been a leading voice through some of the greatest economic changes and financial crises in recent memory. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on news outlets, El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, candor, and substance.

While volatility unsettles the long-range outlook, El-Erian counsels against undue tumult and delivers sound insights that resonate across industries. Touching on income insecurity, purchasing power for essentials, and the factors that impact everyday individuals, El-Erian refocuses on the macro trends to offer credible assessments of what’s ahead. He is sought-after for commentary on all major programs including Bloomberg Markets The Close, FOX News Sunday, CNBC Squawk Box, CBS Face the Nation, BBC, Sky News, and more.

El-Erian consistently receives stellar feedback as a speaker including: ”This event was our best success so far; we have had glowing feedback from all internal and external stakeholders” (Australian Financial Review) and ”In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. It is rare that a speaker not only presents well but presents quality content. I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business.” (Information Management Network)

<p><strong>Mohamed El-Erian offers a vital perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its global impact</strong></p>

Mohamed El-Erian offers a vital perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its global impact

Internationally respected economist MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is uniquely positioned to explain the complex issues of the global economy, offering expert analysis of the implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As international sanctions destabilize Russia’s economy, El-Erian breaks down what investors need to know to prepare their portfolios for all possible scenarios, as he wrote for the Financial Times. Weighing the immediate economic losses as well as potential long-term implications in a piece for Bloomberg, his insight is essential for individuals and organizations, and his keynotes always receive rave reviews such as: “This event was our best success so far; we have had glowing feedback from all internal and external stakeholders,” (Australian Financial Review) and “In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. It is rare that a speaker not only present well but presents quality content. I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business” (Information Management Network).

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<p><strong>Mohamed El-Erian in the News</strong></p>

Mohamed El-Erian in the News

Global thinker and economist MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is highly sought-after for his dynamic market insights. With experience at the highest levels of business and government, El-Erian currently serves as the Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the President of Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. A prolific commentator on financial and economic trends, El-Erian's insight is essential for individuals and organizations.

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02.01.2023  The Federal Reserve's Powell Goes Off Script and Reduces Flexibility  |  Bloomberg

01.12.2024  The Banking System Is Very Resilient, El-Erian Says  |  Bloomberg

01.12.2024  El-Erian Says Inflation Will Get Stuck at 3%  |  Bloomberg

01.08.2024  Mohammed Bin Rashid awards Dh1m each to Great Arab Minds winners in Dubai  |  Gulf News

12.18.2023  The Fed May be Forced to Reverse Course if it Appeases Markets with big Rate Cuts, Mohamed El-Erian says  |  Yahoo! Finance

11.27.2023  Upside surprise has led people to be overly optimistic about next year, says Mohamed El-Erian  | CNBC

11.08.2023  Why Mohamed El-Erian Is Worried About a 2024 Recession Wall Street Journal "Take On the Week"

8.03.2023  Mohamed El-Erian on Fed’s inflation target: “There’s nothing scientific about 2%”  |  Marketplace

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<p>Mohamed El-Erian is a go-to voice on the global economy</p>

Mohamed El-Erian is a go-to voice on the global economy

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists, MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is a go-to voice on the global economy. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion, Project Syndicate, and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on Bloomberg Markets,  CNNCNBCand more, El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance. Having addressed audiences everywhere from The World Economic Forum, to CME Group, to LinkedIn, El-Erian offers timely and actionable insights. He receives rave reviews at every event thanks to his dynamic, informative presentations and openness with audience-members, such as: "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago). 

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<p>Mohamed El-Erian provides a much-needed perspective on climate change</p>

Mohamed El-Erian provides a much-needed perspective on climate change

An internationally respected economist and financier MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has experience at the highest level of business and government. A go-to voice on how to decode international markets and the global economy, El-Erian brings insight into how contemporary issues influence and affect economies.   One issue he’s commented on quite frequently is climate change and environmental, highlighting how new technologies provide sustainability opportunities, the climate crisis could impact market stability, and how collective global economic action could help move the needle on the climate crisis. With his BloombergView column regularly making headlines thanks to El-Erian's spot-on and substantive analysis, El-Erian has shed light on topics as varied as how game theory applies to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, to how short-term economic benefits will be outweighed by long-term environmental consequences.  Heralded for his substantive, forward-thinking, and genuinely engaging keynote style, El-Erian has been in-demand to address thousands at events like the Conference de Montreal, where he drew on his experiences at the helm of President Obama's Global Development Council to address the issue of climate change, to EPMG’s meeting in Frankfurt, where he discussed how the global economy can more efficiently address the question of climate change. At events, El-Erian receives out of this world reviews such as: "Mohamed did an excellent job. He tailored his remarks really well… [A] sampling of the open-ended feedback: ‘perfect start’; ‘he was excellent and very happy to see the high caliber of keynote speaker’; ‘fantastic, very informative’; ‘Excellent delivery taking complicated thoughts but delivering them in real life experiences.’"(Commonfund)

<p>Mohamed El-Erian in-demand by elite institutions and organizations</p>

Mohamed El-Erian in-demand by elite institutions and organizations

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is in-demand by major companies and elite academic institutions alike. Named both President of Queen's College at the University of Cambridge and to Under Armour's Board of Directors, El-Erian is heralded for his thoughtful leadership, in-depth understanding of the global economy, and astute market predictions. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on Bloomberg Markets,  CNN, and CNBC, El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance. Consistently heralded as a smash-hit who is as engaging as he is informative,El-Erian receives rave reviews such as: "In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before... One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business... Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team. He was gracious and kind, and a pleasure to meet." (Information Management Network); "We loved hosting Dr. El- Erian! He was amazing!" (Economic Club of Canada); "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago)

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Mohamed A. El-Erian is the President of Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge. Since 2014, he has served as Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He is Chair of Gramercy Fund Management, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times, He serves on two corporate boards and several advisory committees and non-profit boards.

Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO’s portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Solomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. where he served as Deputy Director before moving to the private sector.

Dr. El-Erian served as Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council from December 2012 to January 2017. He has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year, was named a book of the year by The Economist, and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. Since 2014, he has been serving on the jury for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. His latest book, published in January 2016, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse, is a New York Times bestseller.

Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the IMF’s Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of Barclays, Under Armour, the NBER (Executive Committee), Berggruen Institute (Executive Committee), and several educational institutions. In 2018, he was just appointed to the IMF’s External Advisory Group on Surveillance and MIT’s Visiting Committee for the Department of Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investcorp external committee and government advisory committees. Since 2007, he has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board and co-chairs the Capital Campaign for the University of Cambridge and its Colleges..

Recognized for his philanthropic contributions, particularly in the areas of education and health, Dr. El-Erian has received several awards, including lifetime achievement from the 57357 Hospital for Children/Egyptian Cancer Network where he is the Honorary Chair. Other recognition’s include the ABNA, Arab Banker of the Year, ACCESS Arab-American of the Year Award, Africa Investor’s Capital Markets Personality of the Year, Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame, Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” (4 years in a row), Investment News’ “Icon and Innovator,” Linked-In top 3 “voices” among its “influencers” (2016 and 2017), Louise Bloin Foundation Creative Leadership Award, Middle East Institute’s Visionary Award, Orange County Business Journal’s most influential personalities (multiple times), Ukleja Center’s Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership award, and Worth magazine’s “100 Most Powerful People in Finance” (multiple years).

Dr. El-Erian holds a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.