Dominique Strauss-Kahn, now Managing Partner of Parnasse International, is the 10th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2007-2011). Previously, he served as a member of the French National Assembly and Professor of Economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (2000-2007). He began his career as an Assistant Professor and later Professor of Economics at the University of Paris. Then, he was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of the Economic Planning Agency (1981-1986).
Afterwards, he was elected for the first time at the National Assembly in 1986 and has chaired the Finance standing committee of the House from 1988 to 1991. He has served as Minister of Industry and International Trade in the Cresson (1991-1992) and Beregovoy (1992-1993) cabinets. In 1995, he was elected Mayor of the city of Sarcelles. He then served as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France from June 1997 to November 1999 (Jospin cabinet). His training includes a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Paris. He has also graduated in Law (Paris X), in Business Administration (HEC), in Political Studies (IEP “Sciences Po”, Paris) and in Statistics (Institut de statistiques Paris VI).