15 Facts About Pascal Lamy


Pascal Lamy was born on 8 April 1947 and is a French political consultant and businessman.


Pascal Lamy was the Director-General of the World Trade Organization from 1 September 2005 to 1 September 2013 for 8 years.


Pascal Lamy was European Commissioner for Trade for 5 years, from 13 September 1999 to 22 November 2004 and is an advisor for the transatlantic think-tank European Horizons, as well as currently serving as the Honorary President of the Paris-based think tank, Notre Europe.


Pascal Lamy then joined the civil service, and in this role he ended up serving as an adviser to Jacques Delors as Economics and Finance Minister and Pierre Mauroy as Prime Minister.


Pascal Lamy has been a member of the French Socialist Party since 1969.


In 1979 Pascal Lamy was appointed to the post of Secretary General of the "Mayoux Committee".


In 1981 Pascal Lamy was technical Adviser, then Deputy Director, Office of the Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs.

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Pascal Lamy became Deputy Secretary General, then Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee for the Remodelling of Industrial Structures in the Treasury Department.


Pascal Lamy served to the expiry of the commission's term in 2004.


On 13 May 2005, Pascal Lamy was chosen as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, and took office on 1 September 2005 for a four-year term.


Pascal Lamy had been nominated by the European Union and won over candidates including Carlos Perez del Castillo of Uruguay and Jaya Krishna Cuttaree of Mauritius.


On 30 April 2009, Pascal Lamy was re-elected unanimously by the WTO General Council for a second term of four years, beginning 1 September 2009.


Pascal Lamy served as the chairman of the organization's Trade Negotiations Committee.


Since 2019, Pascal Lamy has been serving as President of the Paris Peace Forum.


Pascal Lamy is a member of the advisory board of the Prague European Summit.