Michel Camdessus

French economist

Michel Camdessus (born 1 May 1933) is a French economist and administrator. He was Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 16 January 1987 to 14 February 2000.[1]

Michel Camdessus
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Camdessus at the 6th World Water Forum in 2012
7th Managing Director of the IMF
In office
16 January 1987 – 14 February 2000
Preceded byJacques de Larosière
Succeeded byHorst Köhler
Governor of the Banque de France
In office
Preceded byRenaud de La Genière
Succeeded byJacques de Larosière
Personal details
Born (1933-05-01) 1 May 1933 (age 87)
Bayonne, France
Nationality France
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Camdessus is also a member of the Fondation Chirac's board of directors,[2] ever since the foundation was launched in 2008 by former French president Jacques Chirac.


  1. Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2002), Globalization and its Discontents, New York: W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN 0-393-05124-2
  2. Fondation Chirac's board of directors

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