Michael Samaha is a Managing Director for the Global Institutional Relations Group. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with select large institutional investors throughout Europe and the Middle East, and facilitating access to these institutions on behalf of PGIM's asset management businesses. Previously, Mr. Samaha was an Executive Vice President at PIMCO, responsible for the Middle East and Africa. His extensive experience prior to that included working at Morgan Stanley, where he traded convertible bonds and later was a Managing Director based in Dubai, where he headed the investment Management division for MENA. Mr. Samaha received a B.A. degree in Economics and International Affairs from Lafayette College and a M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business.