Pascal Lamy studied at Sciences Po, the ENA, and holds an MBA from HEC. He began his career as a civil servant in the French Inspection générale des finances and in the Treasury.
He subsequently became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and then to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. From 1984 to 1994, he was Head of Cabinet to the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, including the role of G7 Sherpa.
In November 1994, he joined the team responsible for the rescue of Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank, led at the time by Jean Peyrelevade. From 1999 to 2004, Pascal Lamy was EU Trade Commissioner under President Romano Prodi's Commission.
Between 2005 and 2013, he was Director General of the WTO. He was chair of 2020's Paris Peace Forum and is now Chair of the Commission's Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters, among other titles he currently holds.
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