Press release

PM meeting with European business leaders: 13 April 2016

David Cameron met European business group leaders, discussing the EU referendum and why the UK is better off in a reformed European Union.


The Prime Minister said:

I met European business groups in Downing Street today, together they represent more than 3 million firms. Their message was clear – leaving the EU would put up barriers to hundreds of billion pounds of investment in the UK.

They say we are better off staying in a reformed European Union, guaranteeing jobs, investment and financial security for the British people.

Note to editors

Full list of business leaders attending the meeting:

Business federations

  • Dr Markus Kerber, Director General of BDI (Germany)
  • Reinhard Göhner, Director General of BDA (Germany)
  • Ana Plaza Arregui, Secretary General of CEOE (Spain)
  • Michel Guilbaud, Managing Director of MEDEF (France)
  • Cees Oudshoorn; Director General-Designate of VNO-NCW (The Netherlands)
  • Emma Marcegaglia, President of BUSINESSEUROPE (pan-European)


  • Martin Kannegiesser, owner and Managing Director of Kannegiesser GmbH
  • Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK
  • Miguel Montes Güell, Director General, Banco Sabadell
  • Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer, Scottish Power (owned by Iberdrola)
  • Loïc Armand, President L’Oréal France
Published 13 April 2016