Erick Tjong joined the Doing Business team in February 2015. He currently works on the Starting a Business Indicator. He previously covered the Getting Electricity indicator. Mr. Tjong obtained a degree in international relations from the University of São Paulo. He also holds a Master's degree in European and Asian relations from Sciences Po, Paris, and Fudan University, Shanghai. Prior to joining the team, he worked at the Paris City Hall’s international relations bureau. He previously worked at PwC in São Paulo, where he provided consulting services for Chinese investments in Brazil. He speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Chinese. He is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.