ALMU announces appointment of Bernard Wong as executive director
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ALMU announces appointment of Bernard Wong as executive director

Singapore-based Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union (ALMU) announced the appointment of Bernard Wong as its new executive director to execute the over-arching mission of ALMU. His appointment is effective 1 December 2020.

Wong brings with him more than 35 years’ leadership experience and knowledge of the petroleum and speciality chemicals industry, most of which were involved with lubricants, with 19 years based in China. He will play a key role in guiding ALMU members through a period of transformation for the lubricants industry while meeting the organisation’s ambitious growth targets. 

“Bernard is a proven leader and strong strategic thinker with a wealth of international experience. We are thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of Bernard’s calibre into the organisation is a great endorsement of ALMU’s strategy and ambition,” said Pai Kok Tan, ALMU council chairman. 

“I have watched the development of ALMU with interest over the past couple of years. I am excited to be involved in growing ALMU’s reputation as the trusted voice of the Asian lubricants industry and delivering exceptional value to our members. I look forward to working closely with the ALMU Council chairman, the ALMU Council, and subcommittee leaders to achieve our strategic objectives,” said Wong. 

Wong explained his four priorities as executive director: to drive membership growth, sustainable lubricants, technical competencies, and to support ALMU members through the Covid-19 pandemic.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 1981, Wong quickly established a successful career in the petroleum and chemicals industry. He completed his formative years at Mobil Singapore in technical services and sales roles before joining Lubrizol Additives for seven years in 1990. He spent eight years at BP-Castrol China as general manager (GM), where he successfully turned the business around, and GM of the BP-Sinopec Retail Joint Venture. He re-joined Lubrizol in 2007 and, most recently, was Asia-Pacific region head for The Lubrizol Corporation. In 2014, Wong completed his executive MBA from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Since retiring from Lubrizol in July 2018, Wong has been chair/CEO coach for Vistage Asia Connect, a private advisory board for CEOs, business owners and executives, and a senior advisor/operating director in Hafnium Hafaway, a PE investment and advisory firm focused on specialty chemicals. During the Covid-19 lockdown he gained his certification as an executive coach for leaders and teams with Marshall Goldsmith Coaching.  

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