Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde is managing director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she has held since 2011. She previously served in the French government, most notably as finance and economy minister from 2007 to 2011. During her tenure, she chaired the ECOFIN Council and the G-20 when France took over its presidency for 2011. Lagarde joined the French government in 2005 as foreign trade minister and served a brief stint as agriculture minister. A lawyer by trade, she worked for Baker & McKenzie earlier in her career, rising to chair and later head of the global strategic committee. Lagarde was named an officer in the Légion d'honneur in 2012.