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In our first-ever Thailand feature of this column, Christophe Lejeune, Vice President Talent & Culture – Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, Accor, takes us through his day, which starts with sunlight and a smile, and unwinds with a glass of red wine.
Q What is the one thing that gets you out of bed every morning?
The sun light. I love to wake up with the sun, it gives me positive energy and I start the day with a smile.
Q What’s on today’s task list at the office?
Today, my task list includes a few candidate interviews, a meeting with university students to discuss the future of the hotel industry in Thailand, and finally, a meeting with my boss to present the 2020 budget for my region.
Q What’s on your office desk?
My lucky number: 8
Q What’s for lunch?
I like to walk outside the office by myself and pick a street-food restaurant. I look at the people and eat my favourite Thai dish: som tam (papaya salad) with grilled chicken.
Q What can people expect when they receive a meeting invite from you?
Usually, I like to conduct meetings in a very casual atmosphere. However, I am very straight to the point and I expect the same in return.
Q Coffee or tea – which is your go-to drink for the 4.00pm slump?
I like a cup of fresh orange juice…from the street shop.
Q It’s the end of the long work day – what’s your favourite way to end it?
A glass of red wine with my partner and friends.
To all our CHRO friends across Asia: We’d love for a sneak peek at what motivates you, your favourite lunch menu, how you manage your time – anything that completes your day. If you’re keen to share, do reach out to Priya Sunil at email@example.com.
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