We were speaking with Seng-Hoo, Managing Partner & CFO of the Potato Head Family, to gain insights into the success of this Indonesia-born F&B lifestyle group and its latest venture. An affable and energetic gentleman, Seng’s career is steeped in the finance industry. Belonging to a family in the finance business, he gravitated by default towards going to business school and landed his first job as a banker for a European bank.
In 2010, Seng joined the Potato Head Family, tasked with growing its real estate and F&B businesses. The switch in career paths was driven by his passion for hospitality. Seng espoused that the hospitality and lifestyle industry is practically a people business — finding the right people and having them fit into the right structure is probably the most challenging thing he and the Group have faced. “It’s all about finding people with the right mindset, with similar principles and core values that can allow you to achieve the same goals,” Seng emphasised.