Christine Lagarde

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Christine Lagarde
Lagarde in 2020
President of the European Central Bank
Assumed office
1 November 2019
Vice PresidentLuis de Guindos
Preceded byMario Draghi
Managing Director of the
International Monetary Fund
In office
5 July 2011 – 12 September 2019
DeputyJohn Lipsky
David Lipton
Preceded byDominique Strauss-Kahn
Succeeded byKristalina Georgieva
Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byJean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded byFrançois Baroin
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
18 May 2007 – 18 June 2007
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byDominique Bussereau
Succeeded byMichel Barnier
Minister of Foreign Trade
In office
2 June 2005 – 15 May 2007
Prime MinisterDominique de Villepin
Preceded byFrançois Loos
Succeeded byHervé Novelli
Personal details
Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette

(1956-01-01) 1 January 1956 (age 68)
9th arrondissement of Paris, France
Political partyUnion for a Popular Movement
(before 2015)
The Republicans
(from 2015)
Other political
European People's Party
Spouse(s)Wilfred Lagarde
Eachran Gilmour[1]
Domestic partnerXavier Giocanti
EducationParis Nanterre University
Sciences Po Aix

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette) (born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and politician. She has been the President of the European Central Bank since 2019. She was the Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)[2] from 5 July 2011 until 12 September 2019. 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.

She has been the head of the European Cental Bank since the beginning of 2019. She is the first woman to hold this position.[3]

In her youth, she was part of the national team of synchronized swimming. When she was 15 years old, she won a bronze medal, at the French national championships.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The disarming charm of Christine Lagarde". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. "Christine Lagarde". Forbes. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  3. "Christine Lagarde | Biography, IMF, ECB, & Facts | Britannica". Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  4. "Entretien avec Mme Christine Lagarde par Olivier van Beemen, Elsevier". Frankrijk in Nederland/ La France aux Pays-Bas (in French). Retrieved 1 January 2023.