Ketut Susana ZanZan


ZANZAN is a dynamic Sudaji community leader, public speaker, owner of OmUnity Bali, and champion for lifting his village and people up. He is passionate and beams with ambition and creativity. In 2009, his inspiration for building OmUnity came from his experiences with influential sustainable tourism mentors, locally and globally, as well as deep self-introspection and revelation.

With over 21 years of hotel and tourism experience with global giants Hilton and Ritz_Carlton, ZANZAN brought his experience to world-class Bali owned Arma Museum Resort.

His vision and commitment to his community is his life’s work. Building OmUnity Bali is the creation from concept to reality. By having OmUnity serve as a center of cross-cultural awareness, ZANZAN endeavors to create an exchange of ideas of life that will ultimately help uplift and empower the community of Sudaji. By creating jobs and services with his business he provides his fellow villagers with income and opportunity.

During a 33-day meditation in the highest temple on the mountain, the realization of his life calling came into focus: focus on the children, youth, and community of Sudaji. Today, Sudaji is a part of the Ministry Tourism of Indonesia. Focus group discussions are being conducted to reward Sudaji with Sustainable Tourism of Observatory. This puts Sudaji on the Balinese map as a place to experience, to visit and stay.

Today, additional properties are being acquired in neighboring villages to replicate their success at OmUnity. ZANZAN’s desire is to create additional sustainable properties so neighboring communities can blossom.

ZANZAN has been a featured speaker for the Global Healing Conference 2004-2006 in Bali and Consciousness and Healing Conference 2005 USA. Conference Leader 11th International Association Study Common Property (IASCP) in Bali, June 2006, 63 countries from all over the world.

Talk Summary

Blossoming of Sudaji

The most important thing about implementing a heart-centered business philosophy is its lead by a spirit to strive and grow our local community. This is the key to sustainability. By respecting and appreciating the sources such as society, arts, culture and nature we solve all the problems together with our community. Working together creates the best solution. Engaging and involving community is the key to success.

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