El-Erian’s career started at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked for 15 years and served as Deputy Director. He also served as Managing Director at Citigroup in London and PIMCO, a global investment management firm and one of the world’s largest bond investors, where he was CEO and CIO. He is currently Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, the world’s largest insurance company, and President-Elect of Queens’ College Cambridge. In 2012, President Obama appointed him Chair of the Global Development Council. El-Erian contributes to major economic publications such as Financial Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNN, and Foreign Policy, which named him on the list of the “top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books, sits on several boards, and received various professional and philanthropic awards.