2019 Speaker Thomas Bollen

“Writing news articles pays not as well as writing consultancy reports. But holding the powerful accountable is way more fun than serving them. Consultancy and financial journalism are both about investigating and analyzing complex matters. However, as a consultant I was required to hold back the sensitive details of my findings whenever revealing them would go against the commercial interests of my employer. As a journalist I am expected to expose the full truth. Always: even if that leads to conflict or controversy.”

Thomas Bollen (1984) works as a journalist for “Follow the Money”, an independent platform for investigative journalism in the Netherlands. He is a financial economist specialized in monetary policy and the banking sector. And after working as a consultant in the corporate sector Thomas made a career switch to journalism.

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