Kim was also present on Tsipras’ side the night of July 12 in Brussels, when the Greek prime minister signed the bailout draft deal.
The report says that the Korean adviser has worked for Lehman Brothers and has been involved in the plan of removing capital controls in Iceland. The adviser is receiving 125,000 euros per month from the Greek government for his services.
Die Welt says that Kim was called by Tsipras to sit down at the negotiating table with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk when the two sides discussed the new privatization fund and the 50 billion euros that have to be collected.
The report concludes that Kim is currently aiding Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, but the finance ministry refuses to comment on the highly-paid adviser issue.