I believe there is a path to recovery, much narrower than before, and getting narrower. To navigate it, we need strong political will across the worldEU ministers to discuss debt crisis Sep 16, 2011
There must be a strategic partnership between Areva and EDF each time that it's necessary for exportsParis wants EDF and Areva to join forces Jul 28, 2010
I've asked for a meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bankers to see how we can buy (Japanese) bond issues and how we can react on a financial levelG7 to meet on Japan crisis economic threat Mar 17, 2011
I have no doubts that Greece will succeed in refinancing itself through ways that we are exploring at the momentEconomic Outlook: Let the flinching begin Mar 01, 2010
There comes a time when individual interests, political rivalries should be set aside when it's in the national interest of the countryLagarde says debt among IMF top concerns Jul 06, 2011
Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette; born 1 January 1956) is a French lawyer and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund since July 5, 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. Lagarde was the first woman ever to become minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to ever head the IMF.
A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde made history as the first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. On 16 November 2009, The Financial Times ranked her the best minister of finance of the Eurozone. In 2009, Lagarde was ranked the 17th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.
On 28 June 2011, she was named as the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund for a five-year term, starting on 5 July 2011, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This made her the 11th European running to head the IMF.