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Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet

Chairman and CEO, Group of Thirty (G30), Honorary governor, Banque de France, Former president, European Central Bank

Born in Lyon in 1942, Jean-Claude Trichet is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, of the Université de Paris (in economics) and of the Ecole nationale d’administration. Jean-Claude Trichet has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities. Jean-Claude Trichet was President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011). He was Governor of Banque de France (1993-2003) and under secretary of the French Treasury (1987-1993). He was named “Person of the Year” by the Financial Times in 2007 and one of the “Most influential people in the world” by Time Magazine (2011).

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

The Euro, the single currency of Europe.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?


IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

European construction.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“We made a lot of progress on our way towards a genuine Economic Union. We must reinforce its democratic legitimacy. That is why the European Parliament, elected by universal suffrage, is so important for today and tomorrow.”