Outgoing C Suisse boss admits he didn't learn German

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After working for eight years in Zurich as the CEO of Credit Suisse, Brady Dougan admits he has not learned to speak German.

The Local reports that in an interview with Swiss business journal Finanz ind Wirtschaft published this week, Dougan, who is stepping down next month, counts not learning the language as one of his regrets.

'I speak some French and Japanese and consider myself talented at languages, but I was just too busy', the American expat is quoted as saying.

Dougan, 55, is being replaced by Tidjane Thiam, who has served as CEO of UK-based insurer Prudential since 2009. Dougan has previously confirmed that he found his Credit Suisse job 'hard' at times.

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I never learned German: Credit Suisse CEO

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