'It is now time for me to embark on a new chapter in my professional life', Blessing said in the statement. He didn’t elaborate on what he’ll do next.
Blessing, 52, led the firm during a $20.1bn bailout in the financial crisis and orchestrated its subsequent overhaul. He proved to be one of the most resilient bank CEOs in Europe, remaining at the top of the firm through an ill-fated takeover and a writedown on Greek debt.
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