March 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street bank JP Morgan Chase & Co appointed Callum Mitchell-Thomson head of investment banking for Germany, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Monday. Mitchell-Thomson, who has been at the bank for 18 years, will report to Dorothee Blessing, JP Morgan's vice chairman of investment banking in EMEA. The appointment will help strengthen JP Morgan's investment banking franchise in Germany, the memo said. Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) By Angela Cullen & Annette Weisbach -- Dorothee Blessing, who rose to become co-head of investment banking for Germany and Austria at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a career spanning two decades, is leaving the U.S. investment bank and securities firm. Blessing, 45, has decided to retire from Goldman Sachs after “20 years of distinguished service,” according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News today. Her departure was first reported by German publication Manager Magazin, which said she’s leaving for personal reasons. The investment banker, who is married to Commerzbank AG Chief Executive Officer Martin Blessing, was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2005. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 as a Frankfurt-based financial analyst in the corporate finance department. Blessing left the investment bank briefly in 2004 to take up a post at Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt before returning to the company.
Blessing, a mother of three, comes from a banking dynasty, following in the footsteps of her father Paul Wieandt, the former chairman of savings bank Frankfurter Sparkasse.Yahoo! Finance Yahoo! Bloomberg