Budhi is currently in affiliation with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand as the lecturer. Prior moving to New Zealand in February 2015. Budhi was active as a professional practitioner before later he served as full-time academician. He had worked for nearly three years at Bank of America Corp (BofA) at its Asia-Pacific Regional Head Office in Singapore. He belonged to the Global Quantitative Risk Management Group. His job role at BofA was as a Quantitative Finance Analyst (Quant) and was mainly responsible on financial engineering and risk management issues. He reported directly to the Head of the Group at the BofA HQ in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He joined the bank soon after he completed his PhD degree in Mathematical Finance at the Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands in January 2007. He was later given a promotion to a senior level position at the Charlotte HQ office, but he eventually decided to return back home.
Budhi gained MSc degrees in Systems Control and Financial Engineering from the Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands. He wrote his PhD thesis under the supervisions of Prof. A. E. Kyprianou and Prof. R. D. Gill. His research interest mainly lies on the applications of Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes in Finance. During his work in Utrecht and at BofA he was active in doing research. He published his research findings at peer-reviewed journals and presented the results at international conferences in Colorado, Manchester, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Enschede, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Wollongong.