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Christine Lagarde

by in A-E 01/02/2014

Christine Lagarde

birth name: Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette

office: 11th Managing Director of the IMF

deputy: John Lipsky (through November 2011)
David Lipton

term start: 5 July 2011

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde ( née Lallouette, born 1 January 1956) 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, Finance and Employment and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to head the IMF.

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