Anshu Jain’s Rosetta Stone Tapes Are PAYING OFF

“Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Aktionäre” [Ladies and gentlemen, dear shareholders]. “Herzlich willkommen zur Hauptversammlung der Deutschen Bank” [A warm welcome to Deutsche Bank’s annual general meeting]. Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive, Anshu Jain, Thursday awed shareholders by giving a two-page introductory speech at the bank’s annual shareholders meeting in…German. It was the moment some shareholders had been waiting for. At last year’s AGM, some German investors had voiced concern as to whether they would need to learn English in order to understand the newly elected co-chief executive of “their bank.” Mr Jain, an Indian-born with a British passport, took office almost a year ago after the shareholder’s meeting, along with co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen, a native German speaker. [WSJ]

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17 Responses to “Anshu Jain’s Rosetta Stone Tapes Are PAYING OFF”

  1. Mexi_Cant says:

    And so it begins.

    -Nervous Jew

  2. Basil Fawlty says:

    Just don't mention the war.

  3. Fred Kartoffel says:

    Ich bin ein Berliner!

  4. HoKarl says:

    You should have heard the standing ovation from the shizer-loving German crowd when he then proceded to pull down his pants and take a massive Shazar right in middle of stage.

  5. Ich Aaaack! says:

    Way to keep your eye on the ball there, "some German investors." And why the fuck don't you know English already?

    – Guy who doesn't want the CEO focusing on learning a third language

  6. GUEST says:


  7. Guest says:

    At least he did not start in the German version of " I wake up in the morning I hear the phone "green green" and I pink up the phone and I say yellow, my name is Djohny Vatson".

  8. EGalE says:

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