Jeffrey Timmermans has more than a decade of experience in Asia as a financial and business journalist, having worked as a reporter in Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal and as a managing editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong and Singapore. In his most recent role at Dow Jones, he directed the regional corporate and equities news coverage produced by a team of more than 150 journalists, and helped develop the company’s in-house journalism training programme. He also worked for Bain & Company, leading the global strategy consulting firm’s public-relations efforts in Asia. He joined the Journalism & Media Studies Centre in 2008, and is currently studying for his Ph.D. in addition to teaching financial and business journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.