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A day in the life of: Christophe Lejeune, Accor’s VP of Talent & Culture

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In our first-ever Thailand feature of this columnChristophe 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

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