FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The chairman of Wirecard’s supervisory board, Thomas Eichelmann, voiced support for the German payments company’s chief executive, Markus Braun, despite controversy over previous months, according to an interview with a German newspaper.
A debate about the post would not be in the best interest of the company, Eichelmann told Handelsblatt in Thursday’s editions.
“I do not see a removal of Dr. Braun at the moment,” he said.
Shares in Wirecard slumped again on Wednesday as a prominent short seller demanded the sacking of Braun after a special audit was unable to verify its financial statements.
(Reporting by Tom Sims; Editing by Michelle Martin)