Jean-Claude Trichet

The former President of the European Central Bank and Chairman of the Group of Thirty. An authority on the global economic and financial situation.

President of the European Central Bank during the world-wide financial crisis and member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements. Ranked fifth on Newsweek's list of the world's most powerful in 2008. 

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About Jean-Claude Trichet

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011
  • Governor of Banque de France for 10 years until 2003
  • Chairman of The Group of Thirty an international non profit group of senior figures from finance and economics
  • Chairman, Bruegel Institute Board of Directors

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • Financial Times included him in 'Fifty Faces That Shaped the Decade' in 2009 and named him 'Person of the Year' in 2007
  • One of the 'Most Influential People in the World' in Time Magazine 2011
  • Winner of numerous prizes including the 2011 International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for his contribution to European unity and also received the 2011 Global Economy Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He received the Collier du Merite Europeen in Luxemburg (2013)
  • European Banker of the year 2007 and 2008, Central Banker of the Year 2008 (The Banker) and Central Bank Governor of the Year 2008 (Euromoney)

Speaking Style

Amusing, Formal and Thought-provoking

An authority on global economic and financial issues, Trichet has been consistently recognized as an influential and powerful policymaker. He is best known for his role as President of the European Central Bank from October 16, 2003 to October 31, 2011.  

As the only Frenchman who was named one of the 'Fifty Faces that Shaped the Decade' in 2009 by the Financial Times, and 'Person of the Year' in 2007, Trichet can certainly be said to be an influence on the world of economics.

Speaking Topics

  • The Global Economic Outlook
  • Europe
  • How to get out of the European Financial Crises
  • Risk Strategies


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Books By Jean-Claude Trichet

  • Annales d'Economie Politique / Annals of Political Economy N? 56/2008-2009 (2009)

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