Christine Lagarde becomes first woman IMF chief
Summary of story from BBC News, June 29, 2011
The top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) goes to French finance minister, Christine Lagarde.
Born in Paris, educated in the US, she is a champion swimmer and shark lawyer.
She takes over as head of the global financial system at a crucial juncture as the European Union faces a fiscal crisis and Greece erupts in protests over austerity budget measures imposed by the IMF.
What do we know about this “woman of firsts”?
This BBC profile may answer some of your questions.