Biographical note: Alexandre Lamfalussy (1929-2015), former General Manager

Alexandre LamfalussyAlexandre Lamfalussy was General Manager of the BIS from 1 May 1985 to 31 December 1993.

From 1955 to 1975 he worked with Banque de Bruxelles, first as Economic Adviser and later as a member of the Executive Board. During a sabbatical from the bank, he was a visiting lecturer at Yale University during the 1961-62 academic year.

Mr Lamfalussy joined the BIS in 1976 as Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department and, in 1981, became Deputy General Manager. In May 1985 he was appointed General Manager. In 1988-89, he was also a member of the Delors Committee, whose report provided the framework for European monetary union. After leaving the BIS, he became the first President of the European Monetary Institute, the predecessor of the ECB. He was created a baron in 1996.

He studied at the Catholic University of Leuven and Nuffield College, Oxford, where he received his doctorate in economics.

In 2015, the BIS established the Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship in his memory.