Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union Appoints New Vice Chairman

Singapore, 3 May 2019 — The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union is delighted to announce that Ms Chia Uen-Li, Global Operations General Manager at Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of the Singapore-based trade association. Ms Chia Uen-Li assumes the role vacated by Mr Eugene Tan Chern Fung, formerly Regional Director, Asia & Pacific at BP Singapore Pte Ltd, who retired from BP in March 2019.  

Ms Chia Uen-Li, who is based in Singapore, will join Mr Winston Low Hee Teck, Managing Director, Feoso Energy (Shanghai), and Mr Gautam N. Mehra, Chairman & Managing Director, Savita Oil Technologies Limited, with shared responsibility for the important committee position of Vice Chairman.

“I warmly welcome Ms Chia of Shell being selected to Vice Chair,” says Dr Ho Leng Woon, ALMU Council Chairman, and Chairman of AP Oil International Limited. ”Representatives from oil majors and national oil companies in our Council will strengthen ALMU as the voice of the industry,” he says.

Uen-Li joined Shell in 2002 and has worked across a variety of functions within the Fuels and Lubricants businesses including Operations, Pricing, Sales, Strategy, M&A, Procurement and Supply Chain. Notably, Uen-Li is responsible for digitalising the backbone of Shell’s lubricants business and preparing for the Industry 4.0 challenge – by incubating agile, self-managed team structures within the corporate environment. Preparing for the impending digital transformation of the lubricants industry is a key challenge identified by ALMU members and was a central focus of the recently-completed ALMU Annual Meeting & Global Leadership Summit in Singapore.

Talent development within Shell, and externally, is a focus of Uen-Li. She has been involved in numerous Shell learning programs including the Mid-Level Leadership Program, Coaching for Performance, Women’s Career Development Program and Senior Women’s Connect. Uen-Li also pioneered the Asian Talent Acceleration Program in Royal Dutch Shell, which aims to unleash Asian leadership potential.  

At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Uen-Li earned an M.A. (Honors) in Natural Sciences and she holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, U.S.A. Previously, Uen-Li worked for the Singapore Economic Development Board, and Bain & Company both in Boston, Massachusetts and in Singapore prior to joining Shell

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