Global Conference 2010
CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO)
Mohamed El-Erian is CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the global investment firm PIMCO. He previously served as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company Inc. and as a faculty member of Harvard Business School. He spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund before moving to the private sector, serving as managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London. He is currently a board member of the National Bureau for Economic Research, Cambridge in America and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and he chairs Microsoft's Investment Advisory Committee. A frequent contributor to the Financial Times and Newsweek, he is the author of the 2008 best-seller When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change. El-Erian received a bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge, and master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Oxford.