FRANKFURT, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Deutsche Bank has cancelled plans to attend the Future Investment Initiative business conference in Saudi Arabia, a source close to the matter said.
Christian Sewing is the latest to boycott the three-day conference, known as “Davos in the Desert”, after the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to get marriage documents.
Since news of his disappearance, a number of U.S. and European companies have pulled plans to attend.
Deutsche Bank declined to comment. (Reporting by Arno Schuetze; Editing by Maria Sheahan)