Speaker Profile

Dr. Mohammed A. El-Erian

Mohammed El-Erian

President & CEO
Harvard Management Company

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian is President and CEO of the Harvard Management Company, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University which is responsible for the management of the University’s endowment and related accounts. He is a member of the faculty of the Harvard Business School and Deputy Treasurer of the University.

Before joining Harvard in February 2006, Dr. El-Erian was a Managing Director and a senior member of PIMCO's portfolio management and investment strategy group. In addition to serving on the firm's seven-member Investment Committee and the three-member Partner Compensation Committee, he led the Emerging Market and Diversified Income portfolio management teams, and also had oversight responsibilities for the mortgage, investment grade, high yield, convertibles and money market desks.

Dr. El-Erian joined PIMCO in May 1999, having been associated with Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank in London where he was managing director heading the emerging markets economic research team. He previously spent fifteen years with the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. El-Erian has published on economic and financial issues. He holds doctorate and master's degrees in economics from Oxford University, having completed his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University. He has served on several boards, including the Emerging Market Traders Association (EMTA) and the Emerging Markets Creditors Association (EMCA). He is a member of the IMF's Capital Markets Consultative Group, and sits on the Board of the ICRW (International Center for Research on Women).

Profile as of 10/4/2006