Bastian Obermayer

investigative reporter and author

Bastian Obermayer is a book author and Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative reporter, publishing exclusively in the German magazine Der Spiegel. With his colleague Frederik Obermaier he received the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers leaks and co-initiated the Suisse Secrets-investigation. Obermayer & Obermaier's investigation about a dubious meeting of a right wing populist official with an alleged oligarch’s niece brought down the Austrian government in May 2019.

Bastian 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) and The Ibiza Affair - Inside views of a scandal (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2019). Together with Obermaier and the journalist Hannes Munzinger he co-authored the book Suisse Secrets - How bankers hid money from tax evaders, torture generals, dictators and the Catholic Church - with the help of politics (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2022).

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