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Trichet fits the profile of success. After climbing the ranks of France's Ministry of Finance and working his way up the ladder at the Treasury Department, he became president of the European Central Bank in 2003.
At this stage, certainly yes."
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Date of Birth: 12/20/1942
Hometown: Lyon, France
Education: M.S. in economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris; graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration
As governor of the Banque de France in the early '90s, Trichet was dubbed the "Ayatollah of the strong franc."