Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz SE, has been named president of Cambridge University’s Queens’ College.
The son of an Egyptian diplomat, El-Erian was an undergraduate at Cambridge in the late 1970s, where he studied economics. He also holds a doctorate from Oxford University.
El-Erian worked at the International Monetary Fund for 15 years, and served as a deputy director at the IMF from 1995 to 1997, before a stint at Pimco and Harvard Management Co.
He rejoined Pimco, then the world’s largest bond fund, and became chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer before stepping down in 2014. He’s also a columnist with Bloomberg News.