Naomi Rovnick

Asia Correspondent

Naomi Rovnick is a Quartz correspondent based in Medan, Indonesia. She is a former senior business writer for the South China Morning Post whose stories have also appeared in the International Herald Tribune. She won a 2011 Society of Publishers in Asia award for excellence in business writing. Naomi lived in Hong Kong from 2008 to 2011, starting out at Euromoney before joining the South China Morning Post. She then studied Mandarin Chinese intensively for 10 months in Taiwan. A British national, Naomi began her career at the Lawyer magazine in London, covering litigation and bankruptcy. She then worked as a business journalist for the Financial Times' Investors Chronicle and two UK national newspapers, the Sunday Express and the Daily Mail.

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