Mr. I Gede Nurjaya has been appointed by Bali's Governor to replace Mr. I Gede Pitana as the Chief of the Bali Tourism Authority (BTA).
The appointment, effective January 29, 2004, makes Mr. Nurjaya the Island's chief spokesman and product manager in the predominant tourism sector.
Mr. Nurjaya's last post was as the Head of Public Relations and Protocol for Bali, a post he held for 5 years. Previous to that he has served as the Chief of Tourism for the Municipality of Denpasar and as a camat or sub-district head in both Kuta and Kintamani.
Born on Bali's North Coast in Singaraja, Mr. Nurjaya is a graduate of the APDN Ė Civil Servant Training Institute in Mataram, Lombok, and received his Masters in Management from Bali's Udayana University. He is married to Ibu Trisningsih who also works in Government service with whom he has three children.
Bapak Nurjaya told balidiscovery.com that he is looking forward to exchanging ideas with all the stakeholders in Bali tourism towards forming a unified strategy for developing and promoting Bali's culture through tourism.
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