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Christine Lagarde
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11th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Assumed office
5 July 2011
Deputy John Lipsky
David Lipton
Preceded by Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Minister of Finance
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Jean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded by François Baroin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
18 May 2007 – 18 June 2007
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Dominique Bussereau
Succeeded by Michel Barnier
Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
2 June 2005 – 15 May 2007
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Preceded by Christian Jacob
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born 1 January 1956 (1956-01-01) (age 65)
Paris, France
Political party Union for a Popular Movement
Alma mater Paris West University Nanterre La Défense
Institute of Political Studies, Aix-en-Provence

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette) (born 1 January 1956) is a French economist, lawyer and politician who has been the Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. She previously served as French Minister of Finance from 19 June 2007 to 29 June 2011 when she was elected IMF managing director. Before that she served as French Minister for Commerce and Industry from 2 July 2005 to 15 May 2007 in the government of Dominique de Villepin.

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