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Christine Lagarde

Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat Christine Lagarde
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Full Name: Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde
Profession: Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: A French lawyer and politician, Christine Lagarde is a pioneering female civil servant in the world of high finance.

Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to be nominated president of the European Central Bank.

Born: January 1, 1956
Birthplace: Paris, France
Age: 64 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Events in the Life of Christine Lagarde

  • 2011-06-28 Christine Lagarde becomes the 1st women to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • 2014-05-27 The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of banking sector
  • 2019-07-02 Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman nominated to lead the European Commission with France's Christine Lagarde 1st woman nominated to lead the European Central Bank
  • 2020-04-30 Eurozone economy shrinks at -3.8% between Jan and Mar 2020, the fastest rate on record with Euro Bank President Christine Lagarde warning the 2nd quarter will be even worse

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