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Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Assumed office
5 July 2011
Deputy David Lipton
Preceded by Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Minister of Finance
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Jean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded by François Baroin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
18 May 2007 – 18 June 2007
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Dominique Bussereau
Succeeded by Michel Barnier
Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
2 June 2005 – 15 May 2007
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Preceded by Christian Jacob
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Birthday/Birthplace Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette
(1956-01-01) 1 January 1956
Paris, France
Political party Union for a Popular Movement (Before 2015)
Republicans (2015–present)
Wife/Husband Wilfred Lagarde (Divorced)
Eachran Gilmour (Divorced)
Domestic partner Xavier Giocanti
Kid(s) 2
Alma mater Paris West University Nanterre La Défense
Institute of Political Studies, Aix

Christine Lagarde (Paris, January 1, 1956) is a French lawyer and politician, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since July 5, 2011. Lagarde has previously held positions in the French government: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister of Commerce and Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry in the government of Dominique de Villepin. She was the first woman minister of Economic Affairs of the G8 and is the first woman to lead the IMF.It is considered as a great lawyer in the defense and competence of the work that made history to be the first woman who presided over the Baker & amp; McKenzie On November 16, 2009, The Financial Times named her one of the best finance ministers in the Eurozone, and that same year, Forbes ranked her as the seventeenth most powerful woman in the world. as the eleventh person to lead the IMF for the next five years.

Christine_Lagarde’s Biography

Daughter of an English teacher at the Rouen School named Robert Lallouette and a teacher named Nicole, Christine Lagarde graduated from the Lycée François I (Le Havre) in 1974. She received a scholarship to study at a US women’s institution : the Holton-Arms School (Maryland). He then graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris X Nanterre (France) and got a master’s degree in political science at the Institute for political studies in Aix-en-Provence. He came to work as an intern in the United States Capitol, exactly as an assistant to Congressman William Cohen.

As a teenager she was a member of the national synchronized swimming team, she is divorced and has two children, Pierre-Henri Lagarde (born 1986) and Thomas Lagarde (born 1988). Since 2006, his partner has been businessman Xavier Giocanti de Marseille. She is a vegetarian and never drinks alcohol. Her hobbies are yoga, diving, swimming and gardening.

Professional career

Lagarde joined Baker & amp; McKenzie, a large international law firm based in Chicago, in 1981. He handled major antitrust cases and labor cases, became a partner in just six years and was named the company’s ‘head’ in Western Europe. She joined the executive committee in 1995 and was elected president of the company in October 1999, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

In 2004, Lagarde became president of the global strategic committee.

Her personal interest in European affairs led her to open the European Law Center, an office of Baker & amp; McKenzie in Brussels dedicated exclusively to the practice of European Union law.

Ministerial career

As Minister of Commerce of France between 2005 and May 2007, Lagarde prioritized the opening of new markets for the country’s products, focusing on the technology sector. On May 18, 2007, she was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon, the following month she joined François Fillon’s cabinet in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, become the first woman in charge of economic policy in France.

Lagarde is under investigation for resolutions taken with Bernard Tapie without judicial permission and authorization of very large payments with funds from Crédit Lyonnais, which were public property. Lagarde said that on June 28, 2011, On August 27, 2014, Largarde, acting the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under formal investigation in France for her alleged role in a political fraud case. called ‘Tapie case.

International Monetary Fund

In May 2011, Lagarde was mentioned as a possible successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn as Director General of the International Monetary Fund. His candidacy was supported by the governments of the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, Germany and India.

On May 25, 2011, Lagarde officially announced her candidacy to be the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn in case of resignation.

On June 28, 2011, the board of the International Monetary Fund elected Lagarde as its next managing director and president for a term of five years, beginning on July 5, 2011. Agustín Carstens also He was considered for the position. The IMF Executive Council praised the two candidates, thus qualified, but decided by consensus on Lagarde, Carstens would have been the first non-European to be elected as head of the IMF. His candidacy was supported by the governments of Latin America, as well as Spain, Canada and Australia.

His appointment comes amid the intensification of the European sovereign debt crisis, especially in Greece, with the imminent fear of default. The United States, in particular, supported his expeditious appointment in light of the fragility of Europe’s economic situation.

Timothy Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States has said that Lagarde “has exceptional talent and extensive experience, will provide valuable leadership for this institution, indispensable at a critical time for the global economy”. ] Nicolas Sarkozy refers to the designation of Lagarde as “a victory for France”.

Christine Lagarde Net Worth – $6 Million

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