After some time of being the Regional bakery adviser to the Middle East the company asked me if I would take on the challenge of being the (Regional Bakery Executive
to the Far East) which I was pleased to accept as not only was it another step up my bakery profession ladder but also the opportunity to be working with other cultures and for me to expand my own bakery knowledge, and so it was that in September 1998 I took
up my new role first being based in Thailand for four years and from there would be travelling around the region conduction seminars, practical demonstrations, visiting customers and training the local country bakery advisers in:
Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, all
of Mainland China, and Indonesia.
It was a job that
demanded a great deal of self motivation and an understanding of the various cultural, customs and religious ways of each country but a job that was extremely rewarding professionally in its diversity.
Then in 1992 my base country was relocated to Indonesia but still with all the other countries responsibilities and with
an additional role in Indonesia which included:
Operations manager for frozen bakery products and Franchise manager for the companies (Bon Vivant bakery cafés)
and it is in Indonesia where I have lived ever since my early retirement in the middle of 1997
At the test bakery and seminar room in Indonesia ready to start a bakery seminar on bakery products,
to right, Herman, Myself, Asep, Siswanto these where the three local bakery advisers, each of the countries I visited had their own local advisers that I trained and assisted with Bakery demonstrations and seminars...
During my time living and working in Indonesia I travelled extensively around the country along with
my local bakery adviser colleagues conducting Bakery seminars and demonstrations normally held in a hotel banquet room with many guests, anything ranging from 400-600 guests at a time and on one occasion we held a seminar in the province of Medan with just
over 1000 guests...