16 Jul '11, 9pm

Doing good is priceless: LV's regional president tells us why the brand is into making a social impact in Asia

He is five minutes early, sweeping into Decanter with a Frenchman's commanding flair and a smile. He is promptly attended to by The St Regis' grand sommelier Manuel Rodrigues, who takes him through the quick wine-tasting session arranged for him. For the next few minutes, Mr Jean-Baptiste Debains - the Asia-Pacific president for the 157-year-old French luxury brand lusted after by fashionistas and wealthy tai-tais all over this part of the world - lapses into his native French as he chats animatedly with Mr Rodrigues, asking the Portuguese about his background and proffering views on the wines. He expresses pleasant surprise over a Portuguese wine, a new experience for him. As he puts down the glass to begin the interview, he quips to me in lightly-accented English: "I'm not a wine connoisseur but I like it!" Time is of the essence for the 43-year-old, who is in town for l...

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