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IMF Managing Directors
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Camille Gutt, from Belgium, served as the IMF's first Managing Director from May 6, 1946 to May 5, 1951

Ivar Rooth, from Sweden, was Managing Director from August 3, 1951 to October 3, 1956

Per Jacobsson, from Sweden, was Managing Director from November 21, 1956 to May 5, 1963

Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, from France, was Managing Director from September 1, 1963 to August 31, 1973

H. Johannes Witteveen, from the Netherlands, was Managing Director from September 1, 1973 to June 16, 1978

Jacques de Larosière, from France, was Managing Director from June 17, 1978 to January 15, 1987

Michel Camdessus, from France, was Managing Director from January 16, 1987 to February 14, 2000

Mr. Horst Köhler, from Germany, was Managing Director from May 1, 2000 to March 4, 2004

Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, from Spain, was Managing Director from June 7, 2004 to October 31, 2007.

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, from France, was Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board from November 1, 2007 to May 18, 2011.

Madame Christine Lagarde, from France, is Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board starting July 5, 2011

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