From today, Christine Lagarde is officially in charge of International Monetary Fund and she is also the first woman who was nominated for this function.

Who is Christine Lagarde?

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde was the Minster of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry of France. She was appointed to her current position by President Nicolas Sarkozy in June 2007. Previously, she was Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade. 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.

What’s more ?

In 2010, Charles Ferguson directed a film called Inside Job about the financial crisis, a film which won an Academic Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011. Christine Lagarde was interviewed for the movie and this is what she said:

I  truly recommend the film, it is one of the best resumes of what economic crisis means.

And a short video description of what she’s been doing since now:

Personally, I wish her good luck and wise decisions. As far as I am concern, I could only hope that she will become one of my role models.

Better tomorrow,

PR Pret-a-Porter.