I work independent as an expert in leadership and change. As a university lecturer I'm affiliated with the master Leadership and Change at Vrije Universiteit.
With a team of 25 talented analyst, economist and sector bankers I publish and give presentations about socio-economic trends, like circulair business models, use of data and change for the better
Responsible for high-profile stories about (the social impact of) innovation. Experiment with innovative formats by combining writing, coding and design skills.
Responsible for the publications of the global and local business stories. Implemented a digital culture and a digital first newsroom. Span of control: 20 editors, 15 correspondents.
Raised funds through crowdfunding for my self-written youth novel 'De Geldfabriek', published the book, and taught children about financial literacy. I also arranged interesting partnerships with De Nederlandsche Bank, Heutink and Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg.
I taught financial journalism to adult students at the school of journalism in Utrecht. The students worked for RTLZ, Nieuwsuur, nu.nl and other Dutch media.
Responsible for the publications about entrepreneurship. This includes creating new concepts and the presentation of events. Overarching mission was to integrate this editorial department into the rest of the newspaper.
Topics: mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, finance, remuneration policies in business, the debt crisis and the food- and retail sector. In 2008, I made a journalistic trip through China.
Key advice: reorganization in 2009, potential acquisition of one of the best Dutch newspapers, reforming distribution and renewed structure of the board of the company.
Wrote business stories, with an opinion. Won the Citigroup Award for talent in financial and economic journalism.
From the jury report: "The jury chose Franka for her highly accessible articles based on broad research. She has an open style of writing and the structure of her items is well balanced."
Editor Finance Television (2000), Editor Money View news agency (1999), editor TV program Business Update (internship 1998), Secretary to the Dean of the faculty of Law, Uva (part-time 1998-1999)