Lagarde was appointed by the European Council on 18 October 2019 for a term of office of eight years.
Lagarde succeeds Mario Draghi, who was President of the ECB from 1 November 2011 to 31 October 2019.
In 2018, Forbes ranked Lagarde number three on its World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
In 2017, Lagarde was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 1 in the list of 100 Most Influential People in Multinational Organisations.
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