A Brief Summary

2010 – 2012

I graduated from Universitas Padjajaran under Communication faculty, majoring in Journalism before finally landed on my 1st job at National Geographic Indonesia as text editor. During my journo duty, I won two awards and led expeditions i.e  South Java expedition, Sumba cover story and South East Asia overland expedition. 

2012 – 2013

I was in the middle of preparing scholarship when I moved to The Jakarta Post online as writer for their travel desk. This is also the year when I launched Sounds From the Corner together with my buddy Dimas Wisnuwardono. The project has now subscribed by more than 350K people and produced more than 400 videos.

2013 – 2015

I moved to London to pursue Master Degree at Goldsmiths University of London. Studying Digital Journalism, I was one of the recipients of Goldsmiths’ International Post-graduate Scholarship. In-between my studies in the UK, I contributed to Rolling Stone Magazine, National Geographic, and freelanced for BBC World Services.

2015 – 2017

I moved back to Jakarta to join Twitter. I was the 3rd employee in Indonesia as they were kickstarting local team in Jakarta. I headed Partnership at Twitter for Indonesia (later South East Asia), which gave me opportunity to work with various people: from the president, Dangdut starlets, athletes, musicians to movie stars.

2017 – 2018

I quitted Twitter and took the role as Indonesia country manager for musical.ly for a year – later named Tik Tok, post acquisition. This is also the year when I created Archipelago Festival, a music conference and emerging talent festival.

2018 – now

I moved to Singapore for Netflix, hired as its first employee for Indonesia, leading Brand & Editorial. I frequently fly back to Jakarta for speaking commitments and projects around music, tech and media. In-between times I still write music and try my best to contribute to local music scene in Indonesia.