Frederik Obermaier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, bestselling book author and co-founder of the Anti-Corruption Data Collective. Before founding Paper Trail Media, he was deputy head of investigations at Süddeutsche Zeitung – Germany’s biggest quality newspaper. He was, among others, part of the Offshore-Leaks, Luxembourg-Leaks, the Azerbaijani Laundromat and FinCEN-Files-investigations. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer Frederik Obermaier initiated and coordinated the “Panama Papers”-revelations. Obermaier is a member of the jury of Reporter Without Borders‘ Press Freedom Awards. He is member of Netzwerk Recherche, of the Forbidden Stories-Network and of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).Frederik Obermaier is the deputy head of the Department of Investigative Research of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ). In a joint collaboration of Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung he triggered the Ibiza affair in 2019.