“I enjoy bridging the communication between the company and investment community because I love connecting with people and exchanging knowledge,” says Christina Lim, The Executive Director of Bumitama Agri Ltd, a crude palm oil producer.
“I am also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Bumitama Foundation, which focuses on education and entrepreneurship within local communities. The foundation currently funds and manages 36 schools which enrol 3,800 students in Kalimantan and Sumatra. Classroom subjects range from character first, science and mathematics, to Indonesia and English. My hope is for the foundation to produce future leaders who are competitive both nationally and globally.”
Living a busy life, Christina knows how to balance work and family, “it is always a challenge juggling a full-time job and personal life. My focus is still my family, even though my daughter and son are already adults. I ensure I am always there for them, and of course, my husband. Since my daughter loves baking, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen on weekends. During the holidays, our household enjoys travelling to new places, like the last road trip to Norway to hike the Folgefonna glacier and Preikestolen.”
“Speaking about work, being able to prioritise between what is more important and not allows me to fit more into each day. With the road congestion in Jakarta, I always spend more time traveling than I would prefer. Fortunately, the comfort and quietness of the BMW 7 series cabin allows me to continue my work in the car. What fascinated me the most, it elegantly crafted with a supreme level of precision and quality craftsmanship. It’s an art masterpiece. I rely a lot on BMW for my daily mobility since the beginning of my career. I started from the BMW 3 series; the look of the car was very corporate yet stylish. The vehicle truly embodies the perfect car.”
A mother of two, Christina is an art enthusiast, “I was introduced to contemporary art by Amalia Wirjono who had organized a trip to Bandung for the Young Presidents’ Organization. Our first purchase was video art, rather than a work on canvas, which had surprised many of our friends.” Christina also spends her free time attending the annual Art Jakarta fair, Art Stage in Singapore, Art Basel in Hong Kong, as well as visiting several local galleries such as CAN’s Gallery, D Gallerie, Roh Projects, and Rachel Gallery.
Christina’s love for art made her one of Museum MACAN’s Art Patrons. She went to London for the inaugural patron art trip and Berlin as a BMW representative. MACAN Patron Art Trip is an exclusive journey to discover European contemporary art, “It was a pleasant experience. I truly admire BMW’s engagement in modern and contemporary art. I see their partnership in the Frieze Art Fair in London as an important part of their cultural commitment. Apart from the showcases, the presence of BMW 8 series at BMW Lounge has made the art fair more astounding.”
“The museum’s director, Aaron Seeto, and Amalia Wirjono, arranged for an incredible trip with back-to-back visits to galleries, museums, collectors’ residences and artist studios such as Damien Hirst’s Christina Lim studio outside London and Ai Wei Wei’s studio in Berlin,” says Christina.
During the art trip, Christina visited several important and exclusive studios and residences in London and Berlin such as Tatiana Trouvé at Galerie Kamel Mennour, Zeng Fanzhi “In the Studio’, Damien Hirst studio, Ai Weiwei studio, Olafur Eliasson studio, private collection visit of Christian and Karen Boros, also Sammlung Hoffman private collections and Anette Kelm exhibition Light Double.
“The BMW x MACAN Patron Art Trip has been an eye opener for me and I am really impressed that BMW as the luxury car brand are really supportive in modern and contemporary art development ” says Christina, who also adores Indonesian contemporary artists Indieguerillas, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, and Oky Rey Montha.