Mr. Lamy holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and
from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He began his career
in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances
and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister
Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.
In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, Pascal Lamy was Chief of staff for the
President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his
representative as Sherpa in the G7.
In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit
Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatisation in
Between 1999 and 2004, Pascal Lamy was Commissioner for Trade at the
European Commission under Romano Prodi.
After his tenure in Brussels, Pascal Lamy spent a short sabbatical
period as President of “Notre Europe”, a think tank working on
European integration, as associate Professor at the l’Institut
d’études politiques in Paris and as advisor to Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
(President of the European Socialist Party).
- Towards World Democracy (Policy Network) (La démocratie monde: pour une autre gouvernance globale (Seuil, 2004))
L'Europe en première ligne avec Erik Orsenna (Seuil, 2002) (in French)
- The Europe we Want with Jean Pisani-Ferry (Policy Network) (L'Europe de nos volontés (Plon, 2002))
Monde-Europe (Dunod, 1993) (in French)
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