Christine Lagarde Bao Dandan/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire

MMF potřebuje Lagardeovou i nadále

DAVOS – Christine Lagardeová prohlásila, že se nebrání dalšímu pětiletému období ve funkci generální ředitelky Mezinárodního měnového fondu. Mělo by jí být přiznáno. MMF nikdy neměl lepší vedení a výkonný sbor by jí měl dát příležitost dokončit práci, kterou započala.

Když se Lagardeová v červenci 2011 ujímala kormidla, zdědila instituci v krizi. Globální finanční krach v roce 2008 a jeho ekonomické dozvuky zdiskreditovaly multilaterální věřitele vedené Západem i „washingtonský konsensus“ volného trhu. Vedení Lagardeové pomohlo obnovit reputaci fondu.

Velká pozornost se věnuje jejím osobním kvalitám – a právem. Je otevřená, rázná, vřelá a poutavá. V jedné zemi za druhou ji představitelé, s nimiž se za mnohdy ožehavých okolností setkala, popisují jako ženu, která dokáže sdělovat nepříjemné pravdy a zároveň citlivě naslouchat. Pro šéfa instituce, jež musí k dohodám dospívat jednáním, nikoliv diktátem, jsou to důležité vlastnosti.

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