Mr. Roel Janssen

Roel Janssen is an economic and financial journalist, and thriller writer.

As a journalist, he has worked for over 30 years for NRC Handelsblad, the main Dutch daily.

He has written about economic issues, financial crises, fiscal and monetary policy.

For this newspaper he was stationed in The Hague and in Brussels, covering the European Union.

After writing several books on economics, his first thriller on the financial world was published in 1997.

In 2007 he won the ‘Golden Noose’ the award for the best Dutch thriller of that year, for his book The Tenth Wife.

This year, he has published a non-fiction book on historic financial scandals, speculation and fraud in the Netherlands. Recently he published the memoirs of Mr. Nout Wellink, the former president of the Dutch Central Bank, called ‘Wellink speaking’.

Since 2010,he works as an independent journalist, commentator and consultant. He is a member of the advisory board of OMFIF, a London based think

tank on monetary and economic issues, and senior fellow at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies a think tank for international strategic affairs.

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