Leissner helped Jamaluddin Jarjis' daughter land Goldman Sachs job

Leissner helped Jamaluddin Jarjis' daughter land Goldman Sachs job
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner (pictured), a star witness in an ongoing trial related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) in the US, said he had helped Nur Anis Jamaluddin — daughter of the late Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis, former Malaysian ambassador to the US — to land a job at Goldman Sachs Group Inc after he was introduced by her father.

“I actually believe he introduced me to her for a potential job at Goldman Sachs, which she got. She was — she got a — an analyst position at Goldman.

“Yes. She had to go through the entire interview process, but she got the job, yes,” said Leissner in his cross-examination by Roger Ng Chong Hwa’s attorney Marc Agnifilo recorded in a US district court transcript dated March 2 that was sighted by theedgemarkets.com.

Leissner, who said that he had known Nur Anis for several years, also acknowledged that he had a romantic relationship with her after she left Goldman Sachs.

She was one of three Malaysian ladies that Leissner was said to have an affair with, the other two being former Astro chief executive officer Datuk Rohana Rozhan and niece of then Sarawak chief minister (now governor) Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Below is an excerpt from the transcript:

Agnifilo: And for how long a period of time did you and Anis Jamaluddin have a romantic relationship?

Leissner: A few months.

Agnifilo: And when was that?

Leissner: I don’t remember the exact timing. I think the year before, maybe 2011, but I don’t know the exact time.

Agnifilo: And when you were in a relationship with her, was her father the ambassador for Malaysia to the US?

Leissner: Yes, I think so.

Agnifilo: And in addition to her father being the ambassador of Malaysia to the US, was he a close advisor of the Malaysian Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Razak)?

Leissner: Yes, he was.

Agnifilo: And was he, did you believe him to be one of the more influential advisors of the then Malaysian Prime Minister?

Leissner: That’s a hard judgement call to make sir. There were many advisors to the Prime Minister. He was one of them. I wouldn’t characterise him as one of the most important ones, no, but he was one of them.

When asked by Agnifilo if the two of them were in a relationship as of April 2012, Leissner replied saying “I don’t believe so anymore”.

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