The Managing Director's Interview on the Global Economy


Moderator: Stephen Sackur


Stephen Sackur was a BBC foreign correspondent for 15 years, based in Cairo, Jerusalem, Brussels and Washington DC. He has interviewed Presidents Clinton and Bush, won awards for his reporting of 9/11, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the civil war in Sri Lanka.

In 2010 he was named Outstanding International TV Personality by the Association of International Broadcasters. In the course of seven years presenting HARDtalk he has taken the show "On the Road" for a host of exclusive interviews around the world.

Christine Lagarde


Christine Lagarde has been Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since July 2011. She held various ministerial positions within the French government, including Finance and Economy Minister (2007–11), Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. She was also Chairman of the Global Executive Committee and Global Strategic Committee of Baker & McKenzie.


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