Chandni Vatvani covers a range of economic, political, social and environmental news about Southeast Asia's largest economy. Chandni began her career in broadcast at CNBC Asia in Singapore, where she produced business stories and covered aspects of the global economy.
Since joining CNA, she is based in Jakarta. Her career highlights include interviews with President Joko Widodo and Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, and former IMF Chief Christine Lagarde among many others. She has also covered key events such as elections, the G20 and ASEAN Summits, disasters and terror attacks.
Chandni ventured into journalism throughout her university years where she interned at the Associated Press and Al Jazeera English in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Thomson Reuters in Jakarta. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media from Coventry University and her Diploma in Communication from Taylor’s University in Malaysia.