As reported on balidiscovery.com [See: Help Wanted: CEO for Bali Tourism Board], the Bali Tourism Board (BTB) is currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to handle the affairs of the Board on a day-to-day basis and report to its newly elected Chairman, Ngurah Wijaya.
Position Open to Foreigner?
Press report have now appeared in all local Indonesian-language newspapers in Bali suggesting that the new position may be offered to a foreigner, providing he or she can pass a fit and proper test.
Fit and Proper Test?
While details are sparse and what exactly will comprise the criteria for the fit and proper test to be applied to the candidate seeking the BTB position, suggestions are that the new CEO must be a proven travel marketing expert committed to promoting Balinese culture and people-based tourism,.
When asked to comment on the possibility of a foreigner filling the CEO’s role at the BTB, Ngurah Wijaya and Tjok Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, the respective Chairman and Vice Chairman of BTB, both expressed their willingness to accept any candidate, regardless of ethnicity, providing that individual can professionally promote Bali tourism.
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