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Reporting across 5 Countries

Reporting across 5 Countries


Jon Russell

Managing Editor, Reporting from Thailand

Jon Russell is Southeast Asia editor for The Ken based in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally from the UK, Jon moved to Asia in 2008 and it ...View profile

Nadine Freischlad

Reporting from Indonesia

Nadine Freischlad covers Southeast Asia tech and the digital economy for The Ken. She is based in Jakarta, the city where she was born and ...View profile

Jum Balea

Reporting from Philippines

Jum is a business journalist from Manila, Philippines. She covers Southeast Asia tech and startups for The Ken. Previously, she reported on startups for Tech ...View profile

Ka Kay Lum

Reporting from Malaysia

Ka Kay Lum has been a business journalist for over four years. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she writes about startups, tech and investments across ...View profile

Benjamin Cher

Reporting from Singapore

Benjamin Cher covers Southeast Asia business and technology for The Ken. He’s based in Singapore where he was...View profile