Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy [ paskal lami ] ( born April 8, 1947 in Levallois- Perret near Paris ) is a French politician. Lamy was 1999-2004 European Commissioner for External Trade. From September 2005 to August 2013 he was Director General of the World Trade Organization ( WTO).


Pascal Lamy was born as the son of Jacques Lamy and Denise Dujardin. On June 2, 1972 he married the lawyer Geneviève Luchaire. He has three sons ( Julien, David and Quentin ).


After he attended the Lycée Carnot in Paris, he studied law, political sciences at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales ( HEC), the prestigious Sciences Po Paris ( formerly known as Institut d' études politiques de Paris) and from January 1973 to May 1975 administrative Sciences at the ENA.


In 1969, he joined the Parti Socialiste. After several tasks in the public sector ( in the financial and economic sector ), he became in 1981 adviser (1982 deputy director ) of the Financial and Economic Minister Jacques Delors. Finally, he was deputy director from 1983 to 1984 in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy, the G7 also his representative. 1985 began his European political career, he was director of the cabinet of Commission President Jacques Delors to April 1994.

From November 1994 to 1999 he worked at the French bank Credit Lyonnais, most recently as General Manager to rebuild this and privatize.

From 1999 to 2004, he returned to European politics. Under Commission President Romano Prodi Lamy served as Trade Commissioner.

On 26 May 2005 Lamy was elected at the meeting of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) in Geneva to succeed Supachai Panitchpakdi as Director General of this organization for four years and joined this office in September 2005. In 2009 he was appointed to a second four -year term. In 2013 he was replaced by Roberto Azevêdo.

Furthermore, it was in April 1995 in the organization European Movement Office, worked with the French elite association " Le siècle " and as president of the think tank " Notre Europe " as well as a professor at the Paris Institut d' études politiques in 1999.


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