Will the German lender’s reign as the leading CRE lender in New York continue under Sewing? : John Cryan (left) is being replaced as Deutsche Bank CEO by Christian Sewing (right). Will this have an impact on its U.S. commercial real estate lending? (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) John Cryan is out and Christian Sewing is in as CEO of Deutsche Bank. Sewing, previously co-deputy CEO of the Frankfurt, Germany-based lender, was appointed Sunday to replace Cryan, who had been on the job for less than three years.