As research manager, Berni Moestafa leads the Indonesian team of Bower Group Asia analysts to provide strategic support and advice for clients across sectors ranging from energy, finance and pharmaceuticals to creative industry and information technology. Leveraging the team’s network and industry expertise, he works closely with analysts to help clients perform in Indonesia’s investment environment.
A former journalist with 15 years reporting experience, Berni has worked for Indonesia’s leading English newspaper, The Jakarta Post, and for Bloomberg News. At the Post, he covered Indonesia’s economic and political transformation after the 1998 Asian financial crisis, reporting in those critical years on Indonesia’s biggest stories. As deputy to the bureau chief of Bloomberg in Jakarta, he helped to lead and manage a team of reporters to cover Indonesia’s top investment, industrial and political news, and in 2014 interviewed President-elect Joko Widodo. Berni spent his career reporting on, analyzing and explaining the relationship between business and politics, which underlies the decision-making process in Indonesia.
Berni earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universitas Gunadarma in Depok, West Java, and received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to earn his master’s degree from the City University of New York.