El-Erian’s career history started from the International Monetary Fund where he worked for 15 years and served as deputy director. He then worked as managing director at Citigroup in London, and later moved to PIMCO, a global investment management firm and one of the world’s largest bond investors, serving as CEO. He is currently Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz which is the world’s largest insurance company and was appointed by President Obama as chair of the Global Development Council. El Erian contributes to major economic journals and magazines such as Financial Times, Bloomberg View, Business Insider as well as CNN and Foreign Policy. In April 2013, Foreign Policy named him one of the 500 most powerful people on the planet.
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