OMG – Top Replacement Candidate for IMF Head A Stunning Woman

Posted on May 19, 2011

Savor this image of Christine Lagarde with her husband. Now hear her words:

PARIS — The French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this January when her usual smile turned into a frown. Next to her, Robert E. Diamond Jr., chief executive of Barclays and one of the most powerful bankers in the world, thanked regulators and finance ministers for their role in shaping a better environment after the financial crisis.

 Ms. Lagarde looked him in the eye. “The best way for the banking sector to say thank you would be to actually have, you know, good financing of the economy, sensible compensation systems in place and reinforcement of their capital,” she replied, to a burst of applause.

Now read about why she would be a masterful choice for the next head  of the IMF  here.


UPDATE:  Lagarde has been appointed head of the IMF and unanimously which is quite a feat in an organization with emerging member nations that would like to see the end of European dominance of the body.  She has been divorced since the picture taken above and, in the words of an interviewer, feels somehow she has missed something as she looks back.  She especially thinks of her two sons.

Here is a remarkable interview after the fiscal crisis in this nation:

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