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 newspaper. 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. He is finalizing a thriller on the looting of the monetary gold of the Dutch central bank during the Second World War.
He has also written several nonfiction books. One of them deals with historic financial scandals, speculation and fraud in the Netherlands. He also published the memoirs of Mr. Nout Wellink, the former president of the Dutch Central Bank.
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.