E: Describe your typical day in a sentence.
A: I start early making sure all our protective resources and countermeasures are in place and end rather late after monitoring guest arrivals, departures, and events, to live up to The Langham Security Standard.
E: How did you come to be the head of security at The Langham, Jakarta?
A: I was keen to contribute to the group’s expansion and success in any way possible, but I never actually applied for the position I currently have. I was asked to perform some tasks a long time ago expecting to be on-site only for a few days or weeks. I was as surprised as anybody to learn that I was the new head of security, but I happily accepted and started the same day.
E: What’s the favourite part of your job?
A: I am still here to protect people and assets. I am thankful every day for being able to perform my job in such a safe location, on a beautiful property and a wonderful country surrounded by true hospitality professionals.
E: How do you unwind?
A: As a former heavyweight kickboxer, I have to keep an eye on my weight now that I do not compete. A disciplined gym routine supplemented by long walks push-ups, sit-ups and runs keeps my body in tune and also clears my head.
E: Name one really special thing about your hotel.
A: I would have to choose The Langham Club, the finest club lounge in the city. You will be amazed by the views, the decor, the food and beverage service, and of course the natural hospitality that makes it memorable.