Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris. He also graduated in law, in business administration, in political studies, and in statistics. As an academic, his research fields include household saving behavior, public finance, and social policy.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn assumed office as the tenth Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on November 1, 2007. Upon being selected by the IMF's Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Strauss-Kahn indicated that he will press ahead with reform of the 186-member country institution that helps oversee the global economy.
It says he simply responded to the maid’s cues when she walked in on him after he came out of the shower at the Manhattan Sofitel last spring.
A new biography claims the hotel maid who accused French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault initiated their encounter with a come-hither look at his manhood.
The family lived in Morocco and Monaco before returning to France when Strauss-Lahn was a teenager. He graduated from the prestigious business school HEC Paris in 1971, and the elite Sciences-Po in 1972.
He is known for his business and political acumen, and being a ladies' man. In 2008, he was investigated for an affair with an IMF employee. In 2011, he was arrested for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. The charges were eventually dismissed.
Before assuming the IMF post, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was a member of the French National Assembly and a Professor of Economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Between 2001 and 2007 he was reelected three times to the National Assembly and he ran for the Socialist Party's nomination for the French presidential election in 2006.
After being selected by the IMF's Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Strauss-Kahn stated that he intended to press ahead with reform of the 186-member country institution designed to helps oversee the global economy.
Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn was born on April 25, 1949 in a suburb of Paris to Jewish parents. Strauss-Kahn spent his childhood in Morocco and Monaco and attended the Lycee Carnot High School. In 1971 Strauss-Kahn graduated from HEC in Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po) in 1972. Later Strauss-Kahn received a public law degree and a Ph.D in economics from the Universite Paris X. Beginning in 1977 Strauss-Kahn taught at several universities.
Who is he: Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or DSK, by which is often referred to) is an economist, lawyer and politician who was backed by Nicolas Sarkozy to become managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he served from 2007 until his resignation on May 18, 2011