President Emeritus, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute; Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005—2013)


Pascal Lamy was Director-General of the WTO from 2005 to 2013. A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, from 1985 to 1994. He then joined Crédit Lyonnais bank as Chief Executive until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004. He is currently President Emeritus of the think tank Notre Europe, Chair of the Global Agenda Council on global governance at the World Economic Forum and Chair of the UN World Committee on Tourism Ethics, among many other board positions, and the author of various books on global governance, Europe and international trade. He has degrees from HEC School of Management, where he is also affiliate professor, the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) and the École Nationale d’Administration.