Faculty & Research
Faculty & Research
Distinguished Professor, CEIBS
Mr. Pascal Lamy is a Distinguished Professor at CEIBS. As a well-known French political consultant, he previously acted as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2005 to 2013 and currently serves as the Honorary President of the Paris-based think tank Notre Europe.
Prof. Lamy was born in Levallois-Perret, a suburb of Paris in April 1947. He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection générale des finances (IGF) and the French treasury department. He later became an advisor to Finance Minister Jacques Delors and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.
From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Lamy served as the Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors and his representative as an emissary to the G7. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais and later became CEO of the bank until its privatization in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, he held the position as the Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission. Mr. Lamy served two consecutive terms as the Director-General of the WTO from 2005 to 2013 and was noted for his ability to manage the numerous powerful civil servants in his department. During his time in office, he pushed for a new Doha round of world trade talks and advocated for reform within the WTO. In 2016, He was appointed as the President of PECC-France. In addition, Mr. Lamy once held the position of the President of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) and worked as a Professor at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC).
Mr. Lamy has earned degrees from both HEC and École nationale d'administration (ENA). He is also an honorary graduate of the University of Warwick.
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