Pascal Lamy has served as Director-General of the World Trade Organization since September 2005. Previously, he was the Trade Commissioner of the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2004 and he served as Director-General of the team responsible for restructuring the Credit Lyonnais from 1994 until 1999. Mr. Lamy began his career in civil service in France at the Ministry of Finance, the Inspection Générale des Finances, and the Treasury Department. He later became adviser to Minister and Prime Minister. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Lamy worked in Brussels as chief of staff to Commission President, Jacques DELORS. In 1999, he received the Legion of Honour. Mr. Lamy’s academic credits include degrees from L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).