Interview with Ketut Narendra Wiriadijaya, Marketing & Communications Manager Hard Rock Hotel Bali and Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver


Could you explain a bit about your profession? What made you choose your current profession as your career?

Is this a job interview? 😀 My job is in charge of Marketing Communications for Hard Rock Hotel Bali and Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach by Jamie Oliver. I started as a Graphic Designer in Hard Rock Hotel Bali like 9 years ago and then I evolved, with my strong will of learn everything I want to know (kepo here and there) plus the positive support from my colleagues (past and current), so here I am, still learning and growing.

What do you think about the hospitality industry in Bali and how do you compete in today’s market?

Hospitality industry in Bali is growing really fast, new hotels and restaurants coming in every year hence the competition is there. But, I believe everyone in this industry loves this positive competition, we are all great professionals, we all know what we can deliver and we all know how to deliver. And yes, we are lucky that we work in Bali, world’s best destination.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, which destination would you choose and why?

Machu Picchu or Giza, I’m obsessed with UFO haha

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m a very easygoing person, is that really a weakness?

Share with us the most memorable moment that has ever happened during your career:

Every Rock ‘N Run was very memorable to me. To look at the teary happy eyes of the kids or person that we helped from the proceeds of Rock ‘N Run, make all the hard work paid off!

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Goal oriented, quiet and easy going

Who has inspired you the most in life?

My father

What is the craziest thing you have ever done in your life?

Trust me, I’ve done too many crazy things!

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