Christine Lagarde

President of the European Central Bank

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette) (born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)[1] since 5 July 2011. She previously served as French Minister of Finance from 19 June 2007 to 29 June 2011 when she was elected IMF managing director. Before that she served as French Minister for Commerce and Industry from 2 July 2005 to 15 May 2007 in the government of Dominique de Villepin.

Christine Lagarde
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11th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Assumed office
5 July 2011
DeputyJohn Lipsky
David Lipton
Preceded byDominique Strauss-Kahn
Minister of Finance
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byJean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded byFrançois Baroin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
18 May 2007 – 18 June 2007
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byDominique Bussereau
Succeeded byMichel Barnier
Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
2 June 2005 – 15 May 2007
Prime MinisterDominique de Villepin
Preceded byChristian Jacob
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born (1956-01-01) 1 January 1956 (age 65)
Paris, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement
Alma materParis West University Nanterre La Défense
Institute of Political Studies, Aix-en-Provence


  1. "Christine Lagarde". Forbes. Retrieved 7 February 2013.