Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to advise Cuba on U.S. business
Published July 16, 2015Fox News Latino
The job search probably hasn’t been easy for the former head of the
International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as
managing director of the global financial organization in the wake of a
sexual assault scandal involving a New York City hotel maid.
Despite having criminal charges dropped against him and settling a civil
suit out of court, and, in a separate incident, being acquitted in
France of “aggravated pimping” charges last month, Strauss-Kahn’s name
and reputation aren’t exactly spotless. And being the butt of lewd jokes
never looks good on one’s resumé.
Strauss-Kahn has not been entirely idle in the aftermath of his legal
woes. He is paid generously for speaking engagements, and joined an
investment banking firm in Luxembourg with the intention of starting a
hedge fund, but after a year his new partner had committed suicide and
the firm went bankrupt.
He has also served as a consultant or advisor to various governments,
most of which have their own image problems to deal with: Russia, Serbia
and South Sudan to name a few.
After his acquittal in June, Strauss-Kahn has been laying low in
Morocco, where he now lives, close to Marrakech with his girlfriend,
Myriam L’Aouffir. He and his wife, Anne Sinclair, divorced in 2013.
But “DSK” – as Strauss-Kahn refers to himself – appears ready to return
to the workaday life, and his first gig involves the United States and Cuba.
According to French officials, Strauss-Kahn will advise the government
of President Raúl Castro on how to handle brand-new business
relationships with the U.S. in the wake of the resumption of diplomatic
ties between the two Cold War foes.
The announcement comes amid economic turmoil in Europe and in Greece,
the country whose bailout he oversaw as the head of the IMF in 2010.
Strauss-Kahn has been highly critical of the approach taken by his
successor, Christine Lagarde, toward the crisis in Greece. He wrote in a
lengthy statement that creditors should drastically restructure the
country’s debt and stop lending it money, which in turn would ostensibly
encourage lawmakers in Athens to balance its budget.
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