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Chair­man of the board of Bruegel, for­mer Pres­i­dent of Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank

Born: Dec 20, 1942 Home­town: Lyon, France Ed­u­ca­tion:

•Grad­u­ate in En­gi­neer­ing, MINES ParisTech, Nancy, France, 1964;

•Mas­ter de­gree in Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­sity of Paris, and grad­u­ate of Sci­ence Po Uni­ver­sity in Paris, France, 1966;

•Grad­u­ate of Na­tional Ad­min­is­tra­tion School (ENA), Paris, France, 1969-71;

•Hon­orary Doc­tor­ate, uni­ver­si­ties of Stir­ling, Mon­treal, Liege, Tel Aviv, Bologna, Sofia.


•Chair­man of the board of Brus­sels-based eco­nomic think tank Bruegel, 2002-present;

•Chair­man of the Euro­pean branch of the Tri­lat­eral Com­mis­sion, mem­ber of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the Bilder­berg Group, and ad­viser for the transat­lantic think tank Euro­pean Hori­zons, 2012-present;

•Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank, 2003-11;

•Chair­man of the Group of Ten (G10) gov­er­nors, and pres­i­dent of the “global econ­omy meet­ing” of cen­tral bank gov­er­nors, pres­i­dent of the Group of Gov­er­nors and heads of su­per­vi­sion (GHOS) in Basel 200311;

•Gov­er­nor of the Bank of France, 1993-2003; Hob­bies : Poetry, sail­ing Fa­vorite food: Lan­gous­tine (a small lob­ster from Saint Malo, Brit­tany, France)

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