Jean-Claude Trichet

President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011)


English, French


Specific topics

BankingEmerging MarketsForeign policyInternational economyPoliticsRisk managementbankingcrisis managementeconomic growtheconomical outlookeuropean economyfinancial marketsglobal economyglobal issuesinternational economyrisk management

Jean-Claude Trichet is an economist pf renowned prestige amd former president of the European Central Bank (2003-2011). He is currently Chairman of the SOGEPA (Société de gestion de participations aéronautiques), as well as a member of the prestigious “Institut de France” (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques).Trichet was also governor of the European Systemic Risk Board (2010-2011). In addition, he has been Chair of the G30 in Washington DC since 2011. Moreover, he is part of the executive board pf Airbus, since 2’12, as well as being a board member of Bruegel.

Furthermore, before holding his position in the ECB he was appointed governor of the Bank of France for 10 years (1993-2003), a position which he still holds as an honorary member. He was also the undersecretary of the French (1987-1993). During his tenure as the aforementioned positions, he played an instrumental role in the competitive disinflation in France in the 80s and 90s.

As a speaker, JeanJean-Claude Trichet tackles topics such as banking and finance. In addition, thanks to his remarkable profesional background in institutions in France, Europe and all around the globe, he can share his educated stand of global economic trends, as well as effective effective debt management. Furthermore, his crucial role in the European Central Bank and the G30 make him an expert in the evolution of the euro and globalization from an economic standpoint respectively.

Among his many honors and recognitions, some norteworthy ones are his designation as “Person of the Year by the Financial Times in 2007 as well as being ranked 5th most influential person Newsweek in 2008. In addition, in 2011 Jean-Claude Trichet was awarded the Charlemagne Prize for his commendable work towards European unification.

Jean-Claude Trichet graduated in economics at the École des Mines de Nancy and received his Master’s degree in Economics by the University of ParisHe then went on to complete his academic education training at Institute d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the École nationale d’administration.

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