Kristof Clerix, Belgium, works as a journalist for the Belgian weekly news magazine Knack. He specializes in security reporting and long-term investigative projects.
In 20 years of journalism, Clerix has reported from more than 40 countries. He also wrote two books about espionage in Brussels, the EU capital and host to NATO.
After joining ICIJ in 2013, LuxLeaks was his first big international collaboration. Since then, he has worked on more than 10 ICIJ projects.
Clerix has represented ICIJ at several international conferences organized by Europol, the European Parliament and the Financial Transparency Coalition.
In collaboration with Bellingcat, Clerix revealed in 2018 that Belgian companies had illegally exported 96 tonnes of the nerve gas precursor isopropanol to Syria. The story went global.
With the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), he published the Troika Laundromat. In collaboration with Forbidden Stories, Clerix worked on the Cartel Project and the Pegasus Project. In 2022, he published DubaiUncovered.
Clerix has won several national and international media awards.