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Níl an t-ábhar seo ar fáil i nGaeilge.

Christine Lagarde

The President of the European Central Bank

Date of birth

1 January 1956

Place of birth

Paris, France


Master in Commercial Law, DESS in Commercial and Labour Law, University Paris X Law School


Master with major in Economics and Finance, Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence


Master in American Literature, Avignon Art College

Professional career
Since November 2019

President of the European Central Bank
Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board
Member of the Board of Directors at the Bank for International Settlements
Member of the G7
Member of the G20


Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.


Minister of Economy and Finance of France
French presidency of the European Union during the second half of 2008
ECOFIN presidency
French presidency of the G20 in 2011
Presidency of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors


Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of France


Minister of Trade of France


Global Chairman of international law firm Baker McKenzie, Chicago, United States


Member of the Global Executive Committee and Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie Paris office


Attorney at law practising predominantly in commercial, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, labour law and arbitration for international corporate clients


Lecturer in contract law at University Paris X Law School

International academic recognition

University of Leuven – Honorary degree

Smith College – Honorary degree

University of Montreal – Honorary doctorate

Universidad del Pacifico – Degree of honorary member

Washington College – Honorary degree

Claremont McKenna College – Honorary degree

Robinson College, Cambridge – Honorary fellowship

Awards and positions

Commander of the National Order of Merit of France


Number two on Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women


Number two on Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women
Distinguished Alumna Award from the Holton-Arms School
Distinguished International Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council
2019 CARE Humanitarian Award from CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)
Member of the International Gender Champions network and Co-Chair of its Finance Hub


Participation on the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council
Commander of the National Order of June 27 of Djibouti
Fellowship from the Institute of Banking
Appeal of Conscience World Leader Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation


Global Women’s Leadership Award from the International
Planning Committee of the Global Summit of Women


Participation on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Global Leadership Award from the Columbia University School of International Public Affairs
Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal of Honor for Women
Woman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award from Glamour Magazine


Honour from Baker McKenzie
Honorary Chair of fundraising campaign of Holton-Arms School
Chair of the Honorary Committee for the US-Canada Tour of the Orchestre National de France


Inaugural Global Achievement Award from the Global Foundation
Participation on the Board of Governors of the Conference of Montreal
Diplomat of the Year Award from Foreign Policy Magazine


Grand Officer of the National Order of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Participation on the Holton-Arms School Board of Trustees


“Hipólito Unanue al Mérito Económico – Financiero” Award from Peru
Officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honour
Globalist of the Year Award from the Canadian International Council
2012 Leadership Award from the Union of Arab Banks


Participation on the Board of Directors of Sciences Po
The Atlantic Council’s 2011 Global Citizenship Award
Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum
The European Institute’s Transatlantic Leadership Award

Selected publications

“A Global Imperative to Empower Women”, Finance & Development, IMF, March 2019

“How Policymakers Should Regulate Cryptoassets and Fintech”, Finance & Development, IMF, March 2018

“The Voice of Youth”, Finance & Development, IMF, June 2017

“Path to Development”, Finance & Development, IMF, June 2015

“Focus, Flexibility, Service”, Finance & Development, IMF, September 2014

“Dare the Difference”, Finance & Development, IMF, June 2013

“Fragmentation Risks”, Finance & Development, IMF, September 2012

Breaking New Grounds in French Labor Law, 1982