President of the european central bank, 2003-2011
Jean-Claude Trichet served as President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2003 to 2011, leading it through the financial crisis and the first years of the eurozone crisis.
While in this post, he was named the Financial Times' "Person Of The Year" in 2007, 5th in Newsweek's list of "World's Most Powerful", and one of Time magazine's "Most Influential People In The World" in 2011.
Prior to taking the helm at the ECB, he was Governor of the Banque De France from 1993 to 2003. Since 2012, he has served as Chair of the Board at Bruegel, the European economic think tank. He is also currently Honorary Chairman of the Group Of Thirty (G30), the body of leading international financiers and academics dedicated to the better understanding of economic and financial issues.
MR. TRICHET'S TALKS
Jean-Claude Trichet is regarded as one of the foremost economic policy-makers of his generation, guiding Europe through some of the most turbulent economic times in its recent history.
He continues to be a sought-after commentator on global economic and financial issues.