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Shafie Shamsuddin: Persistence pays off

  • Burhanuddin Abe

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 4 2009   /  02:23 pm

His involvement in one of the world's largest hypermarkets from the start of his working life has brought Shafie Shamsuddin remarkable success. Not only is the newly appointed president director of Carrefour Indonesia the first Asian to hold the top position in Indonesia, but he is also the youngest president director within the Carrefour Group worldwide. In leading Carrefour Indonesia, his responsibilities include overseeing the operation of 75 stores comprising 61 hypermarkets and 14 supermarkets located in 15 cities on the islands of Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Judging from his long career in the management field, it would not be an overstatement to say that the Singaporean is well prepared for the role. The bachelor's degree in business studies that he earned from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1996 was surely his entry ticket to what would later take ...