09 Feb Former Berenberg compliance officer gives insights into bank’s shady clients, while CEO refuses to stand in front of committee
For GUE/NGL MEP Fabio De Masi Berenberg CEO Hans-Walter Peters’ no-show in front of the PANA inquiry committee is a guilty plea. The banker also refused to appear in front of the committee in his role as the President of the Association of German Banks, sending its General Manager Michael Kemmer instead. Kemmer himself used to be on the management board of Bayern LB at a time when the bank also had ties with the offshore world.
See also how Benedikt Strunz, an NDR journalist, emphasises the role (German) banks play in the offshore world by setting up accounts for shell companies; and how former compliance officer at Berenberg Ms Keikert gives first hand insights into the Hamburg based bank’s clients and their dealings.