Christine Lagarde

President at European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde Bio

Christine Lagarde is a distinguished French lawyer, politician, and global finance expert. Born on January 1, 1956, in Paris, France, Lagarde has emerged as a prominent figure in international finance and economic governance.

She currently serves as the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) since November 2019. In this influential role, Lagarde is responsible for shaping monetary policy, ensuring price stability, and overseeing the banking system within the Eurozone. Her leadership and decision-making play a vital role in maintaining economic stability and promoting growth across European economies.

Before leading the ECB, Lagarde served as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2011 to 2019. During her tenure at the IMF, she effectively navigated global financial crises and played a pivotal role in fostering international cooperation to address economic challenges. Lagarde’s advocacy for inclusive policies, gender equality, and climate change mitigation earned her recognition and admiration worldwide.

Prior to her international roles, Lagarde held several prominent positions in the French government. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Agriculture and Fishing, and Minister of Commerce, where she showcased her expertise in managing complex economic and trade matters.

Lagarde’s exceptional leadership and expertise have earned her numerous accolades, including being consistently ranked among the world’s most powerful women by Forbes magazine. Her dedication to economic stability, financial reform, and sustainable development has made her a respected and influential figure in global finance and policy-making.

Source: ECB website

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Christine Lagarde Current Work

  • European Central Bank President
  • European Systemic Risk Board Chair
  • Bank for International Settlements Member of the Board of Directors

Christine Lagarde Previous Work

  • International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. Managing Director 2011-2019
  • Ministry of Finance, France France Finance Minister 2007-2011
  • Baker McKenzie Chairman of the Global Strategic Committee 1999 - 2004

Christine Lagarde Education

  • University Paris X Law School, Master in Commercial Law, DESS in Commercial and Labour Law, 1980
  • Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence, Master with major in Economics and Finance, 1977
  • Avignon Art College, Master in American Literature, 1977

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