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Jean-Claude Trichet

Honorary Governor of Banque de France and former President of the European Central Bank

Jean-Claude Trichet was President of the European Central Bank, of the European Systemic Risk Board and of the Global Economy meeting of Central Bank Governors in Basel until the end of 2011.

Previously, he was in charge of the French Treasury for six years and was Governor of Banque de France for ten years. Earlier in his career, he held positions within the French Inspection Générale des Finances, as well as the Treasury department, and was advisor to the French President for microeconomics, energy, industry and research (1978-81).

Mr Trichet graduated from the École des Mines de Nancy, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris in Economics, is a Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities and an alumnus of the École Nationale d’Administration.

Current mandates:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE 
  • President of JCT Conseil, Paris 
  • Honorary Governor of Banque de France 
  • Honorary Chairman of the G30, Washington D.C. (non-profit organization) 
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BRUEGEL Institute, Brussels (non-profit organisation)
  • European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission (non-profit organisation)
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