Mr. Dawson is a managing director in the London office and head of PIMCO Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was PIMCO's head of strategic business management, and earlier he was head of PIMCO's business in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, and head of product management for Europe. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1999, Mr. Dawson was with Wilshire Associates, an investment consulting firm. He has 29 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.