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