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Jean-Claude Trichet speaker keynote

Jean-Claude Trichet

Paris, France

One of the world’s most respected Central Bankers

President, European Central Bank (2003-11)

Governor, Banque de France (1993-2003)

Jean-Claude Trichet is one of the world’s most respected Central Bankers. He was the President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011 and is now an Honorary Governor of the Banque de France.

A distinguished public servant, Mr Trichet was appointed Censor of the General Council of the Banque de France and Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in 1987. He was Chairman of the European Monetary Committee from 1992 until his appointment as Governor of the Banque de France in 1993. He was the Chairman of the Monetary Policy Council of the Banque de France as of 1994, a member of the Council of the European Monetary Institute from 1994 to 1998 and thereafter a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. At the end of his first term as Governor of the Banque de France, he was reappointed for a second term. He was elected Chairman of the Group of Ten (G10) Governors in June 2003.

He was named “Person of the Year” by the Financial Times (2007), “Policymaker of the Year” by The International Economy magazine (1991 and 2007), was n° 5 of the “World most powerful” in the 2008 Newsweek list and was one of the “Most influential people in the world” in Time Magazine (2011). He has received a number of awards, including the 2011 International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for his contribution to European unity and also received the 2011 Global Economy Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities (Stirling, Montreal, Liege, Tel Aviv, Bologne and Sofia).

Our Comment

"Mr Trichet is a towering figure in economic policy-making on the international stage. He is perfectly placed to comment on complex issues regarding EU integration and the state of the global economy, and the challenges that they present to world leaders."

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