The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union appointed Bernard Wong as its new executive director effective Dec. 1.
The group, which is based in Singapore, said Bernard will play a key role in guiding ALMU members through a period of transformation for the lubricants industry while meeting the organization’s ambitious growth targets. The stated four priorities of the executive director are to drive membership growth, to encourage development of sustainable lubricants, to facilitate technical competencies, and to support ALMU members through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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According to an ALMU press release, Wong brings than 35 years’ leadership experience and knowledge of the petroleum and specialty chemicals industry, most of which were involved with lubricants. For 19 years, he was based in China. He previously worked at Mobil Singapore, BP-Castrol China, at a BP joint venture with Sinopec, and at Lubrizol Corp. He most recently served as Asia-Pacific region head for Lubrizol Corp., before retiring in July 2018.
ALMU represents the combined interests of Asian lubricant manufacturers and provides services to help members grow their businesses.