Christine Lagarde

President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Since November 2019, Christine Lagarde has been the President of the European Central Bank, the first woman to hold that position. Between 2011 and 2019, she served as the eleventh Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Prior to that she served as French Economic and Finance Minister from 2007 to 2011 after having been Trade Secretary from 2005 to 2007. A lawyer by background, she practiced for 20 years at the international law firm Baker McKenzie, of which she became global chairman in 1999.