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Michel Camdessus

Michel Camdessus

Honorary Governor for the Banque de France, Former General Director for the IMF

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

As the former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Honorary Governor of the Banque de France, he is a member of the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by Mr. Kofi Annan. He was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

Mr Camdessus was the Chairman of the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure (report: “Financing Water for All” – Kyoto-March 2003).

Mr. Camdessus was educated at the University of Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) and the National School of Administration (ENA).

Mr. Camdessus joined the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance in 1960. He became Director of the Treasury in February 1982. During the period 1978-84, Mr. Camdessus also served as Chairman of the Paris Club, and was Chairman of the Monetary Committee of the European Economic Community from December 1982 to December 1984. He was appointed Governor of the Bank of France in November 1984. He served in this capacity until his election as Managing Director of the IMF (1987-2000).

Last published book: Vers le monde de 2050. Edition Fayard – September 2017


LOCALISATION / Dans quelle ville, pays, région du monde menez-vous vos actions ?

Europe, Latin America, United States.


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

“By fearing the worst, we end up creating it. By imagining the best, we end up contributing to it” Jean Boissonnat