Michel Camdessus

Former MD of the International Monetary Fund

Michel Camdessus is a French economist, administrator and finance speaker who is the longest serving Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); his term serving from January 1987 to June 2000.

Camdessus has worked as a finance speaker and economist in his native France for more than forty years, acting in his time as Chairman of the French Financing Corporation, the Société de Financement de l’Economie Française (SFEF), Director of the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance, Chairman of the Paris Club, and Chairman of the Monetary Committee of the European Economic Community.

In his capacity as an after dinner speaker, Camdessus draws on his extensive experience working within these groups; his involvement in handling some of the biggest economic problems to face Europe in the 20th Century make for captivating and inspiring content at any economics event where Camdessus is a keynote speaker.

Now known as a world class keynote speaker and economics expert Camdessus began his career as the Deputy Governor of the Bank of France and was made Governor in 1984. It is his long standing experience with some of the most prestigious financial businesses in Europe that mark Camdessus as such an effective finance and business speaker; drawing on many years of work alongside some of the most important economists and fellow finance speakers in Europe Camdessus provides insightful and intuitive advice as well as working to ensure that all his work as an after dinner speaker is informative, interesting and edifying.

As well as working as a finance speaker Michel Camdessus is Honorary President of the Semaines de France and was a Member of the Commission for Africa established by Tony Blair. He was a Member of the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace. Further demonstrating that his interests extend beyond the issues of finance and his work as a business speaker Camdessus is also heavily involved in African welfare and water sanitation; he is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation and was the Chairman of the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure as well as being an influential Member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), chaired by Mr. Kofi Annan.

To book Michel Camdessus as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Michel is known to cover the following topics:

  • Financial Speaker
  • International Finance
  • Global Economy
  • French Finance
  • The Impact Of Brexit