Bastian Obermayer

Suddeutsche Zeitung

Bastian Obermayer is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative reporter and the head of the investigative department of Süddeutsche Zeitung. With his partner Frederik Obermaier he received the Panama Papers leak. After seven years as longform writer at Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Obermayer joined the investigative team in 2011 and worked on projects like Lux-Leaks, Offshore-Leaks and Swiss leaks. Obermayer & Obermaier's latest work – the publication of the Strache-Video – brought down the Austrian government in May 2019.

Bastian Obermayer has received numerous national and international awards for his work including the Pulitzer Prize, the George-Polk-Award, the Henri Nannen Prize, the Theodor Wolff Prize and twice the German Reporter Award. He is the author of a number of books, most notably, again with Obermaier, the international bestseller Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money (Oneworld, 2016).

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