Christian Sewing

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Christian Sewing
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Deutsche Bank

Christian Sewing is the chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank. He was named to that position, replacing John Cryan, in April of 2018, after previously having been co-head of the bank's retail division.[1]


Sewing has been with Deutsche Bank for more than 25 years and has been a member of the management board since January 1, 2015. He was appointed as president in March 2017. Most recently he was responsible for the bank's private and commercial bank together with Frank Strauss.

Sewing was head of group audit from June 2013 to February 2015, before which he held a number of management positions in risk.

Since joining the bank in 1989 he worked at its offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto. From 2005 until 2007, he was a member of the management board of Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank.[2]

As chief of Deutsche Bank's retail division, Sewing earned a reputation as a cost-cutter, closing hundreds of branches and reducing staff by 7 percent over two years, as well as selling the bank's operations in Poland and Portugal.[3]


Sewing graduated from the Bankakademie Bielefeld and Hamburg.


  1. Will New Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing Change the Lender's Real Estate Strategy?. Forbes.
  2. Deutsche Bank Appoints Christian Sewing to Succeed John Cryan as CEO. Nasdaq.
  3. A New CEO Plans Big Cuts to Mend Deutsche Bank. Bloomberg.