Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja

Wahyudi joined The Straits Times in July 2008 after seven years as a reporter with Bloomberg News in Jakarta, one year with a financial newswire AFX-Asia and two years as a business reporter at The Jakarta Post. Prior to his switch to journalism, he worked for a Jakarta-based joint-venture bank. He was with the bank for about two years until Indonesia -- and the bank he worked for -- was hit hard by the 1997/1998 Asian Financial Crisis. Now, Wahyudi keeps busy sussing out stories on the business front in addition to covering terrorist trials and other breaking news stories. He has also covered disaster zones, including the tsunami-hit Mentawai islands and the mud-flow villages of East Java. Photography is a skill that he hones in his leisure hours - both for pleasure and to help him in his work.