Co-founder of Pulau Projects
The biggest impact I have made is on my team, helping them to realise how they can be the best versions of themselves, and to have this awareness every single day.
Tell us your story – how did you get here?
I am Balinese; I grew up in a small village in west Bali listening to Californian punk rock bands, with both of my parents working in the police force. Over the past decade, I have gained enormous experience and insight into Bali’s hospitality industry, and after seeing the same problem happening over and over again, one thing became clear: there’s always been problems in the “human resources” department. So, last year, myself and my business partner Windu Tenaya decided to create a hospitality management brand called Pulau Projects – a platform for business owners, venues and brands to make their life easier and solve this “human resources” issue.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Covid 19 impacted our industry big time – this two-year period taught me to reflect, learn, unlearn and relearn. This period has been really important for me to understand what the most important things in life are, and to realise what really matters. So, the accomplishment that I am most proud of is “knowing myself better”, by slowing down and finding a purpose in what I do.
What impact have you made in Bali?
I have been operating and consulting for different venues here in Bali and Vietnam, and our brand’s core value is always centred around people. Therefore, the biggest impact I have made is on my team, helping them to realise how they can be the best versions of themselves, and to have this awareness every single day.
What does 2022 look like for you?
I know it will be super bright… we have been resting for almost two years!
What do you love most about Bali?
The fact that you have so many opportunities to live the life you choose here – this island is magical! But it’s also not for everyone…
What's the quirkiest thing not many people know about you?
I eat my noodles with a spoon!
Who is your Local Legend and why?
Ronald Akili. I don’t know him personally, but I have known Potato Head since day one. To see his institution transform as Indonesia’s first carbon-neutral hospitality brand with global recognition – it’s inspired me a lot. I believe he is a very special human, with high consciousness and an inner power.