Director, Father, and Writer in Maastricht, Netherlands
Raymond Frenken started his career in business journalism in 1991 covering European energy markets for Dow Jones in London. Bloomberg News asked him return to Amsterdam to set up their bureau during the 1990s.
His byline has appeared in leading business media worldwide, including the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, NRC Handelsblad and Het Financieele Dagblad.
Raymond came to Brussels in 2002 as EU Correspondent for CNBC Europe. Viewers across Europe still recognize him for his daily live reports and high-level interviews on the euro, EU enlargement and Europe’s economy. His interviews with finance ministers and European commissioners regularly generated headlines on international wire services.
In 2006 Raymond left CNBC to attempt to create an independent tv channel dedicated to European news. As a YouTube partner channel, EUX.TV managed to attract some 20 million views and more than 10.000 subscribers in four years. EUX.TV was taken over by EurActiv in 2012.
In more recent years, Raymond has worked as a freelance journalist and communication specialist. Since 2014 he serves as head of communications for the European Banking Federation. Raymond also advises and supports the European Journalism Centre during seminars on European financial news and blogs irregularly about media, communications and European politics.