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CEO Profile: Christophe Beau: Respecting local culture to achieve growth

  • Sudibyo M. Wiradji

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, July 31 2019   /  02:46 am
Christophe Beau Managing Director of Diageo Indonesia (JP/Arief Suhardiman)(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Christophe Beau Managing Director of Diageo Indonesia (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Diageo Indonesia has moved its office to South Quarter, Jakarta. The office reflects the diversity of Indonesia that Diageo celebrates every day.Batik paintings decorate the interior of Diageo Indonesia’s office. The pieces paint a harp uniquely combined with flowers, leaves, fish and birds.While looking at it, I hear a voice coming from behind my back, “the batik is beautiful, isn’t it?”I turn my head around and immediately see Christophe Beau welcoming us with a broad smile. He is the Managing Director of Diageo Indonesia, whom we agreed to meet for an interview in his new office in South Quarter, Jakarta. Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company. It has 180 offices across the world, including Indonesia.Hospitable, energetic and high-spirited Beau allows us to sit down on a sofa, not...