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Dhwani Pandya

Reporter @ Bloomberg

Summary

EXPERIENCED BUSINESS REPORTER

Proactive journalist with 12 years of experience including five years extensively covering Indian oil and gas market. Worked across several mediums including prints, online and wire agencies. Adept storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within the deadline-intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.  Aims to gain global exposure to further sharpen journalism skills

Work experience

Nov 2014Present

Mumbai Stringer

Bloomberg Data Services (India) Pvt Ltd

Report on Indian oil and gas market, infrastructure and real estate for Bloomberg

  • Reporting for 'First Word Oil'; special focus on crude, oil products
  • Tracking crude and oil product ships to build cargo flow histories and break news on latest trends emerging from arbitrage
  • Break stories on Indian oil refiners, outages, oil tenders, products and shipping  fixtures
  • Track trends in country's oil import, exports and fuel consumption 
  • Breaking news and analyzing trends in the infrastructure and real estate sectors 

    Achievements
     
  • First reporter at Bloomberg to get regular stream of exclusive shipping data on India's crude oil imports, starting India tanker tracking stories, beat competition several times in shipping reports
  • Covered and interviewed several OPEC leaders during Indian visits
  • Started tanker stories on India's mid-distillates, gasoline and naphtha exports 
  • Successfully predicting planned maintenance at Reliance's Jamnagar-- world's biggest refinery  
  • Creating solid contact base of local refiners and oil market traders, CEOs, global oil researchers and analysts and senior executives 
Sep 2013Oct 2014

Senior Correspondent 

DNA Newspaper- general daily from Diligent Media Corp 

Covering energy and metal sectors for the newspaper's business section

Achievements

  • Extensively covered mining disruptions faced by metal companies
  • Broke exclusive stories on metal and oil giants including Hindalco, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries
  • Interviewed top leaders from Vedanta and Essar
Feb 2013Sep 2013

Senior Sub Editor with Moneycontrol. com from Network 18 group

Web18 Software Services Pvt Ltd
  • Writing and editing breaking news on Indian economy, corporate, and stock market.
  • Monitoring business news across medium, updating website, prioritizing news stories and planning a line-up
Feb 2011Aug 2012

Correspondent

Cogencis Information Services Ltd., earlier known as NewsWire18 Ltd., Mumbai

Business reporter covering sectors like metals and information technology.

  • Monitor and report breaking news on Indian economy and corporate houses
  • Break exclusive stories on industry sector such as metal and IT.
  • Extensive coverage of company’s quarterly financial results
  • Interviews of several listed company CEOs, 

 Achievements 

  • Developed a strong contact base among and broke exclusive stories on steel, pipe, IT, oil and gas and engineering companies
  • Swiftly made transition to mainstream financial reporting, from technology  reporting
  • Interviewed Nifty company SESA GOA’s Managing Director P.K. Mukherjee in a special two hour interaction at Goa
Aug 2009Feb 2011

Principal Correspondent 

TechTarget India (Indian arm of Nasdaq listed company) 

Technology reporter covering topics like information security, data centre and enterprise technology.  

  •  Exclusive content generation (features, case studies, tips, articles), daily website updates, writing newsletters, preparing story calendar etc and social media optimization.

Achievements 

  • Launched and contributed content for websites – searchcio.in, www.searchdatacenter.in and www.searchsecurity.in.
  • Broke several stories on hacking, information security and data privacy concerns in India
  • Created a robust contact base of information security professional across India and abroad
  • Established the portal as the key news and information platform for IT security professionals in India
  • Covered more than 15 industry events in short span of a year
Aug 2007Aug 2009

Correspondent with technology website Biztech2.com 

Web18 Software Services Pvt Ltd

Enterprise technology reporter focused on covering usage of  IT among various industry verticals. Conduct video as well as text interview of Chief information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officers of enterprises on their usage of technology

Achievements 

Key member of the team that launched India's first video portal on enterprise technology called Biztech2TV.

  • Contributed more than 150 videos featuring Chief Information Officers and Chief Executive Officers of leading Indian companies.  Video stories featured on television channel CNBC TV 18's CIO Files show.
  • Learned video production and anchoring on the job
May 2006Aug 2007

Staff Correspondent for Food & Beverage News 

Saffron Media Pvt Ltd 

Business reporter covering food processing industry for a weekly newspaper named Food & Beverage News.

  • Also contributed to group’s pharmaceutical publications- online and print namely Chronicle Pharmabiz & Pharmabiz.com respectively.

Education

Jun 2005May 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism

Harkisan Mehta Institute of Journalism

One year diploma course in print journalism

Jun 2000May 2005

Bachelors of Commerce  

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce

Achieved first class at Mumbai university in the graduation course involving subjects like accounts, economics.

Skills

Reporting, news writing

Research, facts gathering

Building news sources

Multimedia reporting skills

Personal Details

Name : Dhwani Pandya
Date of Birth: 27 February 1984
Marital Status: Married
Linguistic: English, Hindi, Gujarati & Marathi
Hobbies: Trekking, hiking, river rafting, travelling, reading travelogues, writings poems, cooking, dancing, 

Other Activities

  • Freelanced for a local a supplement of Times of India covering real estate sector stories during college education
  • Volunteered for first ever World Social Forum in India in 2004