John Michael Cryan (born 16 December 1960) is a British businessman. From July 2015 to April 2018 he was chief executive of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main.

John Cryan
John Cryan, 2017
John Michael Cryan

(1960-12-16) 16 December 1960 (age 58)
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Alma materCambridge University
SalaryUS$5.2 million (2016)[1]
TitleFormer CEO, Deutsche Bank
SuccessorChristian Sewing
Spouse(s)Mary Cryan

Early life

John Michael Cryan[2] was born on 16 December 1960 in Sunderland.[3] He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.


Cryan worked for Arthur Andersen and then joined S.G. Warburg in London in 1987, before he was appointed group chief financial officer at UBS AG in September 2008.[4] Cryan was head of UBS's financial institutions group. In the autumn of 2008, he advised the UBS board of directors on the financial crisis.[5]

In 2011 Cryan left UBS for personal reasons. In January 2012, he joined Singapore's investment company Temasek as president for Europe.[6]

He is a non-executive director of Man Group since January 2015.[2]

Cryan was appointed co-chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank in June 2015,[7][8] a position he shared with Jürgen Fitschen until May 2016, when he became sole CEO.[9]

On 8 April 2018 Cryan was replaced by Christian Sewing as chief executive at Deutsche Bank.[10]

Personal life

Cryan and his wife Mary purchased a home in Annapolis, Maryland, US, in 2009. They have a home in London as well, and no children.[11] He speaks German fluently.[12]


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  8. ^ "Deutsche Bank Appoints John Cryan to Replace Jain, Fitschen". Frankfurt am Main: BloombergBusiness. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  9. ^ Deutsche Bank CEO steps down. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  10. ^ Deutsche Bank Replaces C.E.O. Amid Losses and Lack of Direction. Retrieved 9 April 2018
  11. ^ "Deutsche Bank's Surprise CEO Pick Brings Turnaround Record". Frankfurt am Main: BloombergBusiness. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  12. ^ ""Moral is absolutely Kernaufgabe" (Morale is Absolutely Core Task)". Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015. (in German)