Event Details

Feast on canapes and cocktails as we get behind the scenes with The Economist editorial team in South-East Asia. We will be discussing parliamentary and political developments in Malaysia and Thailand, food security in Asia and the challenges imposed by the Russia-Ukraine war on the green transition.

Sit back and relax while we explore the insider's guide to their assignments, figure out which parts of their reports didn't make the page and tap into their thinking on the latest developments in the region. We'll also be introducing our new network director, Sumana Rajarethnam.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to ecn_sea@economist.com.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcome drinks and Journalist sharing
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Network Director's introduction and networking


  • Farah Cheah (Journalist and Researcher at The Economist)

    Farah Cheah

    Journalist and Researcher at The Economist

    Farah Cheah is a journalist and researcher at The Economist. She is based in the Singapore bureau where she joined as an editorial researcher in 2011.

    In the last decade covering South-East Asia, Farah has worked on the research, data, newsdesk and digital teams. She reports on politics, technology and culture in South-East Asia. Before working for The Economist, Farah wrote on Nepal's Madhesh and minority politics for the Institute of South Asia Studies in Singapore.

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  • Richard Ensor (Ukraine correspondent at The Economist)

    Richard Ensor

    Ukraine correspondent at The Economist

    Richard Ensor has been The Economist’s Ukraine correspondent since 2021 and covers politics, society and business in Ukraine and its neighbourhood. Prior to this, he was the correspondent for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, writing about a dozen countries while based in Mexico City.

    He joined the newspaper in London in 2015 as a social-media intern before becoming deputy news editor, where he helped oversee The Economist’s news and online operations. He has appeared on several news channels on its behalf, including CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC.

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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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