Marcel Metze (1952) has been working as a journalist since 1980. In the 1990s he began investigating big business and government. He wrote hundreds of articles, dozens of essays and authored books on, among others, Philips Electronics, the Dutch banks and the decline of the once powerful Christian-Democratic party in the Netherlands. His biography of Anton Philips became the 2006 Management Book of the Year (a Dutch award) and was nominated for the AKO literary prize (longlist). His political biography of Shell (‘High Stakes’/’Hoog Spel’) was published in May 2023 and received a nomination for the Libris History Prize.
Between 2011 and 2015, Metze developed and ran a teaching lab for young investigative journalists. In 2014, he founded De Onderzoeksredactie, a non-profit for investigative journalism (later continued as Platform Investico). From 2015 until 2018 he was an editorial advisor of the Dutch Journal of Medicine. In March 2017 he founded the Tobacco Investigations Desk (Onderzoeksredactie Tabak), which was expanded into The Investigative Desk in January 2019. Metze is the director and editor-in-chief of this non-profit organisation, which again includes a teaching lab.
Metze is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
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