Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor to Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he was CEO and co-CIO from 2007 to 2014. He is a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a Bloomberg View columnist. Previously, he served as Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council, President and CEO of the Harvard Management Company, Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, and Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund. Named four years in a row by Foreign Policy as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” he has written two award-winning New York Times best sellers. He serves on the Financial Times jury for Business Book of the Year (since 2014), is a member of several non-profit boards and committees (including NBER, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and, previously, the International Center for Research on Women and several US Treasury/Federal Reserve/IMF committees), and serves on the board of Under Armour. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cambridge and his masters and doctorate degrees in Economics at Oxford.
In 2019, El-Erian was named a Senior Global Fellow at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies and part-time professor of practice at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President Lloyd W. Howell Jr., has served as Chief Financial Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton since July 1, 2016. He previously served for three years as the Civil and Commercial Group Leader in charge of delivering the firm’s strategic, technology, and analytics capabilities and service offerings to both federal and commercial clients
Kurt Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, and Founding Partner, The Asia Group, LLC
Dr. Kurt M. Campbell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and capital management group specializing in the dynamic Asia Pacific region. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security, as a non-resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, as Vice Chairman of the East-West Center in Hawaii and as an external Director on the Lixil Board. He was also appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute for 2018-19. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where he is widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia.” For advancing a comprehensive U.S. strategy that took him to every corner of the Asia-Pacific region, Secretary Hillary Clinton awarded him the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013) — the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. Campbell was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s list of honors in 2014 as an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia and as an Honorary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work in support of American relations with Australia and New Zealand respectively. He also received top national honors from Korea and Taiwan. Campbell is a contributor to the Financial Times of London and the author or editor of ten books, most recently The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia (Twelve Books, 2016).
Wendell Pritchett, Presidential Professor in the Penn Law School and the Graduate School of Education, is Penn’s 30th Provost.
An award-winning scholar, author, lawyer, professor, and civic and academic leader, he has served as Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy in the City of Philadelphia, and in a wide range of major board and leadership positions, including member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, Board Chair of the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, President of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, and Co-Chair of Barack Obama’s Urban Policy Task Force.