Michelle Surjaputra

Paris and Barcelona are two cities that Michelle Surjaputra adore the most in Europe. “New York is my second home, but I always find Europe fascinating. I love exploring the other side of the world. And more specifically, the architecture in those two cities is just amazing,” she said.

She just recently got back from her domestic getaway, “I went to Mount Bromo and the Ijen volcano complex. It was mind-blowing.”

It’s pretty clear that Michelle is fond of nature and different cultures. “Time flies so fast (even faster) when I’m travelling. Taking a moment of reflection, I thank myself for the hard work that allows me to travel the way I travel.”

Michelle never lets her time go to waste. For her, time should be appreciated. Soon after her return to Indonesia after 16 years of living in the USA, Michelle saw a great opportunity in F&B service. With her brilliant 50-page business plan, she successfully put up PT Michelindo International food – a company that she founded in 2011 when she was just 22 – to hold the Master Franchise for BonChon Chicken in Indonesia. Currently, Michelle is also busy developing her fashion business named LOTUZ, an Indonesian high-end ready-to-wear label with designs that represent the spirit of modern women.

“It takes time to be a successful person. Still a long way to go for me but I am very much pleased to seize every moment, appreciate the journey and try the hardest I can,” she said.