Jean-Claude Trichet

Former President of the European Central Bank

Jean-Claude Trichet is one of the world's most respected Central Bankers. He was the President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, Honorary Chairman, Group of Thirty (G30); European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission and is now an Honorary Governor of the Banque de France.

"A leading authority on global economics"

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  • World Economy - Stability and Growth
  • Globalisation
  • International Monetary and Trade Policies
  • Global Economic Outlook


He presents in English.

How he presents

Jean-Claude's speaking style coupled with an incisive understanding and enlightened capacity to explain and discuss global issues has contributed to his high popularity and reputation.

In Detail

Jean-Claude Trichet was named "Person of the Year" by the Financial Times (2007), "Policymaker of the Year" by The International Economy magazine (1991 and 2007), was n° 5 of the "World most powerful" in the 2008 Newsweek list and was one of the "Most influential people in the world" in Time Magazine (2011). He has received a number of awards, 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 has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities (Stirling, Montreal, Liege, Tel Aviv, Bologne and Sofia).


Jean-Claude Trichet tackles topics such as banking and finance. He shares his educated stand of global economic trends, as well as effective debt management. His crucial role in the European Central Bank and the G30 make him an expert in the evolution of the euro and globalization from an economic standpoint respectively.


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