|Full Name :||Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde|
|Born :||1st - Jan - 1956|
|Zodiac Sign :||Aquarius|
|Height :||183 CMS ( 6 Feet 0 Inches )|
|Birth Place :||Paris|
|Education :||Holton-Arms School,
Paris West University Nanterre La Defense,
Sciences Po Aix
|Networth :||$4 Million|
Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is the first woman Managing Director and Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the 11th European to be appointed Head, IMF consecutively. She was the first woman to be the Finance Minister of a G8 economy. A French anti-trust and labour lawyer by profession, Lagarde has occupied several portfolios in the French Government. She was also the first female Chairman of Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm. Lagarde was rated as the “best Finance Minister” in the Eurozone by the Financial Times in the year 2009. Forbes ranked her fifth in the list of the world’s most powerful women.
Born on January 1st 1956 in Paris, France, to Robert Lallouette, an English Professor, and Nicole, a teacher of Latin, Greek and French literature, Lagarde spent her childhood in Le Havre. She along with her three brothers attended the Lycée François 1er and Lycée Claude Monet. Lagarde won an American Field Service scholarship to the Holton Arms School on completing her baccalaureate. She worked as an intern while in America, representing William Cohen's congressional assistant at the United States Capitol.