Christine Lagarde

Diplomat + Politician and Lawyer and 11th Managing Director of the Imf
Born Jan 1, 1956
Age 60
Hometown Paris
Political Party Union pour un mou...
Religion Catholic Church
Alma Mater Paris West Univer...
Other Names Christine Madelei...

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French lawyer and Union for a Popular Movement politician who has been the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin.… Read More

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1956 Birth Born on January 1, 1956.


1973 17 Years Old After her baccalauréat in 1973, she went on an American Field Service scholarship to the Holton-Arms School for girls in Bethesda, Maryland. … Read More


1981 25 Years Old Lagarde joined Baker & McKenzie, a large Chicago-based international law firm, in 1981. … Read More


1995 39 Years Old She joined the executive committee in 1995 and was elected the company's first ever female Chairman in October 1999.


2004 48 Years Old In 2004, Lagarde became president of the global strategic committee.
2005 49 Years Old As France's Trade Minister between 2005 and May 2007, Lagarde prioritized opening new markets for the country's products, focusing on the technology sector.


2007 51 Years Old On 18 May 2007, she was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon. … Read More
On 25 May 2011, Lagarde announced her candidacy to be head of the IMF to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon his resignation. … Read More
2012 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In an interview in May 2012, Lagarde was asked about crisis-stricken Greece, but opted for a less than sympathetic response. … Read More
…  On March 20, 2013, Lagarde's apartment in Paris was raided by French police as part of the investigation.
…  In 2014, Lagarde was ranked the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. … Read More
2015 59 Years Old 1 More Event
As the crisis peaked again in summer 2015, Lagarde's organization made headlines by calling for massive debt relief for Greece, a call she reiterated personally.
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