Hi there!

- About Me -

I have spent the past 25 years helping organizations to gain insight into future-proof scenarios. I advised C-level in various types of sectors about the effect of socio-economic developments on their business operations and guided them in their decision-making process. As a manager, I have gone through various change processes myself.

I started my career as a financial journalist and worked for leading Dutch business media. In 2016 I became editorial manager and was one of the driving forces behind the transformation from a paper-first to a digital-first newsroom, the first in the Netherlands. In 2017, I became head sector research at ABN AMRO, where I was responsible for identifying the risks and opportunities of the bank's customers. ABN AMRO became the bank with the most quoted specialists for four years in a row. Customers invited me and my colleagues to guide them through complex problems.

I left the bank in the summer of 2022 to work independent as a change advisor and strategist at JOMO Change. As an assistant professor I'm affiliated with the master Leadership and Change at Vrije Universiteit.

Presentation at Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag
— Gazellen Award with Maarten Bouwhuis

  1. Founder JOMO Change

    September 2022 - present

    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.

  2. Head Sector Research at ABN AMRO

    November 2017 - September 2022

    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

  3. Innovation journalist at Het FD

    January 2015 - November 2017

    Responsible for high-profile stories about (the social impact of) innovation. Experiment with innovative formats by combining writing, coding and design skills.

  4. Chief editor at FD

    May 2012 - January 2015

    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.

  5. Founder JoMo Media

    May 2015 - Nov 2017

    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.

  6. Lecturer financial journalism

    September 2008 - June 2012

    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.

  7. Chief editor entrepreneur at FD

    January 2012 - May 2012

    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.

  8. Journalist at FD

    August 2004 - January 2012

    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.

  9. Vice-president working council FDMG

    May 2007 - September 2011

    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.

  10. Editor at Elsevier and FEM Business

    January 2001 - August 2004

    Wrote business stories, with an opinion. Won the Citigroup Award for talent in financial and economic journalism.

  11. Award for journalistic talent

    April 2004

    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."

  12. Other experiences

    From 1998 - Januari 2001

    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)

- Skills -


I know where the stories are, see the business trends and make them accessible for a wide audience via my articles and data research. This allowed me to take part in debates and made me a corporate insider.


I guide senior managers through complex problems in order to be ready for the future. I interviewed c-level managers for many years about their strategic decisions and helped startups to keep their feet on the ground.


For Het FD I presented different kind of events, like the Gazellen Awards and the Sijthoff Award. For other companies I did the same. At ABN AMRO I present occasionally a talkshow or lead a debate at an event.


What is a story worth if it doesn't touch you in the heart? Therefore, I always like to experiment with different genres, like narrative journalism and even a novel to write stories with impact. Digital gave me a broad range of new tools to tell and show the stories.


Coding is one of the best things I've learned in recent years. First of all, it's another way to tell stories, but it's also good to learn how to make new products and prototypes in a world that is going digital. I've experienced how enriching it is to understand the nerds.


As a university lecturer I'm affiliated with the master Leadership and Change at Vrije Universiteit. And in the past I taught financial journalism to adult students at the school of journalism in Utrecht. I also taught children at weekend and primary schools about financial literacy.

Interview on stage at Frisse Blikken
— With Patrick Kerssemakers, CEO Fonq

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Years of Experience


Hours of Work

- Stories -

Peerby's pitch
Inside the Dark Web
Uber ongelijkheid
Jeugdboek De Geldfabriek
Gevaar van een algoritme

Interview at national television NPO
— About my book De Geldfabriek

- Jan Bonjer, editor in chief at Het Financieele Dagblad

'Because of her constructive leadership,
Franka creates space to be creative'

- Roy op het Veld, editor in chief at De Limburger

'Franka is one of
the driving forces in the turnaround
to digital first'

- Assessment bureau InContext

'Franka is elegant, outgoing,
cheerful and entrepreneurial.
She likes to work in a team'

- Jury Citigroup Award

'The jury chose Franka for her highly accessible articles
based on broad research'

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