Profile: Christian Meissner, head of investment banking at Credit Suisse

The Austrian corporate veteran with a reputation for brutal frankness is engaged in rebuilding Credit Suisse’s reputation after the collapse of Greensill and US hedge fund Archegos Capital Management

In brief:

Name: Christian Meissner

Age: 51

Appearance: Square-jawed, clean-shaven and greying

Newsworthiness: Part of new executive team tasked with restoring embattled Credit Suisse’s reputation

In depth:

At the beginning of September 2008, 39-year-old Austrian investment banker Christian Meissner had reason to be in good spirits having just been made co-chief executive of Lehman Brothers’ business in Europe and the Middle East.

By the end of the month, he was working for Nomura International, the ...