“Of course” it will happen, the spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank said, when asked about a meeting between Cryan and Adam Tan, the head of HNA Group Co., a Chinese conglomerate that bought a 9.9 percent stake in the bank this year. Cryan has been avoiding a meeting with HNA, irking Supervisory Board Chairman Paul Achleitner, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Bloomberg News reports that Cryan is facing skepticism about a strategy that was unveiled in March around the time HNA was increasing its stake. Achleitner had helped attract the company as an investor, a person familiar said Sunday. HNA said in May that it had raised its stake from 3% in February, making it the bank’s largest investor.
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