2013 American Muslim Achievement Awards
On Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 the ICSC held its Annuel American Muslim Achievement Awards at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live. This year, the ICSC honored Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian for his outstanding achievements in the fields of finance, global investment management strategies, and matters related to the global economy.

In 1991, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) held the inaugural American Muslim Achievement Award (AMAA).

Previous recipients of the AMAA include: Dr. Ahmed Zewail (Nobel Prize, Chemistry); Mr. Moustafa Akkad; Dr. Suraiya Rasheed; Dr. Mateen Ahmed (glaucoma valve inventor); Dr. Omar and Mrs. Azmeralda Alfi; Mr. Farooq Kathwari (CEO, Ethan Allen); Dr. Fathi Osman; Mr. Safi Qureshey; Dr. Hassan Hathout; Dr. Maher Hathout; Mr. Sohaib Abbasi (Senior VP, Oracle Corp.); Prof. Mohamed Abdou; Ms. Talat Hasan; Mr. Mohammed Zakariya; Dr. Cherif Bassiouni (Nobel Peace Prize Nominee); and Mr. Omar Hamoui.

More about this year’s honoree:

Dr. El-Erian was born in New York in 1958, and lived in Egypt as a young child. His family moved back to New York in 1968 when his father took a position at the United Nations representing Egypt. Dr. El-Erian later completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University, and earned his masters degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University. From 1983 to 1997, he worked for the International Monetary Fund. Subse- quently, Dr. El-Erian served as managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London. Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics, including “When Markets Collide,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He was named to Foreign Policy Magazines list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” each year from 2009 through 2012. 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 IMFs Committee of Eminent Persons. He is currently a board member of NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Cambridge in America.
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