Jean-Claude Trichet is an Inspecteur géné des Finances and Ingénieur civil des Mines. Between 1978 and 1998 he held numerous positions from Head of International Affairs and Director of the Treasury, to Governor of the Banque de France and Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He was also Chairman of the Monetary Policy Council of the Banque de France, a member of the Council of the European Monetary Institute, and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Jean-Claude Trichet was elected Chairman of the Group of Ten (G10) Governors in June 2003, and was appointed President of the European Central Bank in October 2003. He was named “Person of the Year” by the Financial Times (2007), ”Central Banker of the Year” by the Banker (2008), “European Banker of the Year 2007” by The Group od 20 + 1 (2008), and “Central Bank Governor of the Year 2000” by Euromoney.
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