Jean-Claude Trichet, Former President of European Central Bank, in Asia in Sep 2015

Jean-Claude Trichet, who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, will be in Asia in September 2015.

Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet is a French civil servant who was the president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. In 2008, Trichet ranked fifth on Newsweek’s list of the world’s most powerful.
Born in Lyon, Trichet was educated at the École des Mines de Nancy, from which he graduated in 1964. He later trained at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (best known as Sciences Po), finishing in 1966, and the École nationale d’administration (ENA) from 1969–1971, two French higher education institutions in the field of political science and state administration.

In 1987 Trichet became a member of an influential Washington-based financial advisory body, the Group of Thirty. Later, in 1993 he was appointed governor of Banque de France. On 1 November 2003 he took Wim Duisenberg’s place as president of the European Central Bank.

On April 2012, Trichet was also appointed Bruegel’s new chairman for a period of three years. He will chair an 11-member Board, appointed by Bruegel’s members, whose main task is to make decisions on the think-tank’s strategy.
Trichet succeeded Mario Monti as chairman of the European branch of the Trilateral Commission in 2012. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group

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