Bastian Obermayer is deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. Together with his colleague Frederik Obermaier he first broke the story of the Panama Papers and wrote the same-named book. Obermayer worked from 2005 until 2012 for the magazine of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, specializing in long form and investigations. In 2012, he moved to the newspaper itself and coordinated the work of the Offshore Leaks team of Süddeutsche Zeitung. He has received numerous national and international honors for his work, including, in 2017, the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting with the Panama Papers team.
Bastian Obermayer was selected for the 2017 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Panama Papers – The Secrets of Dirty Money’