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The Founders

LHM traces its origins to the shared vision of legendary boutique hoteliers:
The Legian Bali owner, Robby Djohan, along with co-founder of GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) Ralf Ohletz and pioneering Indonesian financier Irma Djohan. LHM is born of their shared, uncompromising vision for excellence in service, authenticity in hospitality, innovation in architecture and beauty in nature.

Robby Djohan

Leading Indonesian businessman Robby Djohan started his management career at Citibank in 1968 and moved to Bank Niaga in 1976 where he rose to become its President in 1982. Djohan was instrumental in developing Bank Niaga from the smallest to second largest private bank in Indonesia. During the Asian Economic Crisis, the government of Indonesia turned to Djohan to rescue and restructure its national carrier Garuda Indonesia. During his eight-month tenure, Djohan resuscitated the brand’s image and profitability. A year later, the IMF and Indonesia’s President again turned to Djohan to oversee the complex financial restructuring and merger of four state banks into Bank Mandiri, today the largest and most profitable bank in Indonesia. Djohan’s unique perspective on global finance and business inspired his three best-selling management books: The Art of Turn Around, Leading in Crisis and Lead to Togetherness. Equally visionary within the world of hospitality, Djohan collaborated with GHM to develop The Legian Bali in 1996. His first foray in hotels established GHM at the cutting edge of stylish, service-led luxury boutique hospitality. Djohan passed away in Jakarta in May 2016.

Everyone at LHM shares in the sincere commitment to deliver authentic, bespoke service of the highest quality to our discerning guests.

Board of Management

Ralf Ohletz

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg worked among world’s leading hotels including The Oriental Singapore, The Mandarin Hong Kong and The Pierre in New York before entering an enduring collaboration with Amanresorts founder Adrian Zecha to create such stylish hotel icons as The Sukhothai Bangkok and The Beaufort Sentosa. When Zecha formed GHM (General Hotel Management) with Hans R. Jenni in 1992, the Cornell-educated Ohletz joined and together they brought to life some of the world’s most awe-inspiring boutique hotels including The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia, The Chedi Muscat in Oman, The Legian Bali in Indonesia and The Setai Miami. His reputation for elegant taste and for nurturing aesthetic talent unsurpassed, Ralf currently serves as the Board of Management in LHM.

Managing Director

Irma D. Djohan

Jakarta-born Irma Damayanti Djohan received her Master’s Degree in Finance from University of New South Wales, Sydney, then returned to Indonesia to embark on a career in finance. She worked in Risk Management at Bank Niaga before rising to the Head of Customer Benefit in the Privilege Banking division of Bank Danamon. Expanding her management skills to the entrepreneurial realm, Djohan went on to establish the International Flight Academy while simultaneously serving as the CFO of Bali Widya Dirgantara. She expanded her management skills by establishing Bali International Flight Academy in Indonesia as the CFO of Bali Widya Dirgantara in 2009. The flight school currently has trained over 550 professional pilots for leading Asian regional airlines  including Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia, Citilink and Lion Air. Djohan brings a wealth of experience, from creating business plans and corporate infrastructure to financial planning, sales and marketing, to LHM where she serves as the Managing Director.