BIOGRAPHY - Jacques de Larosière - EN

Former Managing Director of the IMF and Governor of the Bank of France.

  • Jacques de Larosière entered the French Treasury in 1958 where he worked mostly on international financial matters. From 1974 to 1978 he was Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs. From 1978 to 1987, he was elected Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was appointed Governor of the Banque de France from 1987 to 1993, and President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from 1993 to 1998.

  • Currently he holds the position of Advisor to the Chairman at BNP Paribas. President of the Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne -OEE-, co-chairman of Eurofi, Co-Chairman of the «Committee on Crisis Management and Crisis Resolution in Emerging Markets» of the Institute of International Finance. He was a Trustee of Reuters Founders Share Company Limited (1999-2004). Member of the Group of Trustees for the Principles for Emerging Markets.

  • M. de Larosière is the Chairman of the Strategic Committee of the Agence France Trésor, Chairman of the Advisory Board of MidEuropa Fund, member of the International Advisory Board of China Development Bank (2005-2009), member of the Board of Directors of France Telecom (1998-2009).

  • M. de Larosière is a member of the «Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques» of the Institut de France. He is Commandeur of the Legion d'Honneur, and Knight of the British Empire.

  • He graduated from the Paris University (Institut d'Etudes Politiques), and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA).