Mr. Strauss-Kahn is the Managing Director of Parnasse consulting agency. In 2013 he was appointed to the supervisory board of Russian Regional Development Bank, owned by Russian state oil giant Rosneft, a role he still has today. Following his selection as the consensus European nominee to be the head of the IMF, from 2007 he was Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
Between 2001 and 2007, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was appointed a member of French Parliament three times. Previously, he was appointed as Minister for Economics, Finance and Industry of France where he led the introduction of Europe's new currency - the Euro. Prior to this, he founded the law firm ‘DSK Consultants’ and worked as a business lawyer. In 1991, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was nominated by Mitterrand to be Junior Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade in Édith Cresson's social-democratic government. Between 1982 and 1986 he was Head of the Finance Department, and later as Deputy Commissioner at the Plan Commission.