2021 Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture

July 28, 2021


9:30 am - 9:33 am

Welcome Remarks by Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

9:33 am - 9:40 am

Opening Remarks by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF

9:40 am - 10:00 am
Lecture by Alejandro Díaz de León, Governor, Banco de México
10:00 am - 10:30 am Conversation between Alejandro Díaz de León and Kristalina Georgieva

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About Camdessus

Michel Camdessus assumed office as the seventh Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January 1987, and served until February 2000. Mr. Camdessus is the longest-serving Managing Director of the IMF to date. Previously, he held several senior positions in the French government, becoming Director of the Treasury in 1982. From 1978 to 1984, he also served as Chairman of the Paris Club, and was Chairman of the Monetary Committee of the European Economic Community from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Camdessus served as Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, and Governor of the Banque de France from November 1984 until his appointment as Managing Director of the IMF. He is currently an Honorary Governor of the Banque de France and a member of the Africa Progress Panel, a group of 10 distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.