Based in Jakarta, Andi Haswidi is a researcher, journalist and author. Prior to his current role with DealStreetAsia, he was the head of Asean research for FT Confidential, a research unit of the Financial Times. He started his career as a journalist in 2005, when he joined Indonesia’s leading English newspaper, The Jakarta Post, where he later became a business editor. He also had a brief stint as a business editor for Tempo weekly magazine before switching to the field of research for the FT in 2013. Andi is a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship, with a master’s degree in public policy from University of Bristol. His first book, KOPI: Indonesian Coffee Craft & Culture, was published in 2018 by Afterhours Books, with a foreword by President Joko Widodo.