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
Name: Christian Meissner
Appearance: Square-jawed, clean-shaven and greying
Newsworthiness: Part of new executive team tasked with restoring embattled Credit Suisse’s reputation
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 ...