ICSC Proudly Announces 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards

By: Editor

In 1991 the Islamic Center of Southern California initiated an awards dinner series (American Muslims Achievement Award) whose purpose was to acknowledge and recognize exemplary American Muslims who have made outstanding contributions to their work and to the society at large. We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Annual American Muslim Achievement Awards will be Saturday, February 2, 2013. Information about location and ticket price will be announced soon, so stay tuned!


This year will be honoring Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian for his outstanding achievements in the field of finance, global investment management strategies, and matters related to the global economy.


Some of our past recipients included Dr. Ahmed Zewail, Mr. Moustafa Akkad, Dr. Omar and Mrs. Azmeralda Alfi, Dr. Fathi Osman, Dr. Hassan Hathout, Dr. Maher Hathout, Mr. Farooq Kathwari, Mr. Sohaib Abbasi, Mr. Shabbir Mansuri, Mr. Mohammad Zakariya, Dr. Cherif Bassiouni and many others.


More about Dr. El-Erian:
Dr. El-Erian is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, a global investment company. Before joining PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His book, “When Markets Collide,” was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs 2008 Business Book of the Year and was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for 2009, 2010 and 2011. Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the IMF’s Committee of Eminent Persons. He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Cambridge in America. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.

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