On the evening of March 22, 2016 – the day that Brussels was under attack – Joris Luyendijk gave a keynote at the Tax Leadership Programme on the campus in Fontainebleau. He kicked off with a personal note on the Brussels situation to continue with his fascinating insight in the world of the City of London. Ever since that day the reality he is describing got reconfirmed through the many media coverages related to the disclosures of the Panama Papers.
In the keynote he spends quiet some time on the thin line between amorality and immorality in the world of bankers but in the world of tax professionals as well.
Joris Luyendijk is the bestseller author of “Swimming with Sharks: My journey in the world of the bankers”. He used to write the Guardian’s Banking Blog, which looked at the world of finance from an anthropological perspective.Swimming with Sharks is the testimony from more than 100 interviews with people working in the City of London during the financial crisis of 2008.
Before Dutch journalist Joris Luyendijk moved to London he also spent more than 6 years of his career in the Middle East.