Christine Lagarde Fast Facts
Updated On: Mar 24 2013 06:13:18 PM CDT
Here's a look at the life of Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
Personal: Birth date: January 1, 1956
Birth place: Paris, France
Birth name: Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette
Father: Robert Lallouette, a professor of English literature
Mother: Nicole Lallouette, a professor of French, Latin and ancient Greek
Marriages: Wilfried Lagarde (1982-1992, divorced); Eachran Gilmour (divorced)
Children: with Lagarde: Thomas 1988; Pierre-Henri 1986
Education: University Paris X Nanterre, law degree; Political Science Institute in Aix en Provence, master's degree
Other Facts: Is an accomplished synchronized swimmer, earning a spot on the French national team while in her teens.
Speaks French, English and Spanish.
Is the first woman chairman at the world's largest law firm, Baker & McKenzie.
Timeline: 1981-2005 - Associate and later partner in the Paris office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie.
1999-2005 - Chairman at Baker & McKenzie.
July 2000 - Is appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour.
June 2, 2005-May 15, 2007 - Minister of Foreign Trade.
May 18-June 18, 2007 - Minister of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Forestry.
June 19, 2007-June 28, 2011 - Is the first woman to serve as the Minister of Finance, Economy and Trade in France.
June 28, 2011 - Is appointed as IMF Managing Director and Madame Chairman of the Executive Board, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn
July 5, 2011 - Begins her five-year term as managing director of the IMF. The IMF discloses that Lagarde will receive a salary of $467,940 per annum after taxes and an annual allowance of $83,760 for living expenses.
March 20, 2013 - Lagarde's Paris home is searched as part of an investigation into her role in settling a business dispute while she was France's finance minister.
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