ALMU has formed five subcommittees to implement key aspects of the vision of the organization. These are:
- Technology & Information,
- Events & Activities,
- Governance, Best practices & International Relations,
- Membership, and
- Professional Development.
These subcommittees provide the working foundation of the organization, and therefore form the backbone of ALMU. Their importance cannot be overemphasized, so we encourage all ALMU members to become involved in one or more subcommittees.
All ALMU member companies can nominate one representative for each subcommittee. The representative does not necessarily have to be the official ALMU representative.
Guided by the ALMU Council, each subcommittee aims to meet virtually every quarter to review and plan their respective activities and to meet face-to-face once a year during the ALMU Annual Meeting. Each subcommittee will present its activities before the general membership during the Annual Meeting.
CHAIRMANMr. Watcharapong Pathompanich (Alex), Business Development Manager – P.S.P. Specialties Co., Ltd.
Events & Activities Subcommittee
The ALMU Events & Activities Subcommittee oversees the planning and execution of association activities, from its annual meeting to education courses, training workshops, webinars, dialogue sessions, plant tours, trade delegations, and member networking activities.
Past ALMU Activities:
ALMU Annual Meeting & Global Leadership Summit 2019, 4 – 5 March 2019 https://www.asianlubricants.org/global-leadership-summit
ALMU Lubrication Fundamental Course, 19 – 20 September 2019: https://www.asianlubricants.org/lubricant-training-course
ALMU Dinner 2019, 26 November 2019 https://www.asianlubricants.org/almu-dinner-gallery
ALMU Digital Roundtable and Plant Tour, 27 November 2019
CHAIRMANMs Sharmini Lohadhasan Counsel – Brands at BP Singapore Pte Limited
Governance, Best Practice and International Relations Subcommittee
The ALMU Governance, Best Practice and International Relations Subcommittee develops industry position papers and engages government and authorities on regulatory matters pertaining to the manufacture, import and sale of lubricants. The Subcommittee’s current focus is on Anti-Counterfeiting, Non-Tariff Barriers and Environmental Issues.
An ALMU White Paper on Counterfeit Oils is under development jointly with Kline, the global consulting and research firm.
CHAIRMANMrs. Mia Krishna Anggraini, Vice President Overseas – PT Pertamina Lubricants
The main focus of the ALMU Membership Subcommittee is to promote membership in ALMU, ensuring member value remains at the core of the organisation.
ALMU represents more than 120 companies from 20 countries, consisting of independent lubricant manufacturers, major and national oil companies, and supplier companies. ALMU is affiliated with established industry associations in China, Europe, UK and the U.S.A., including UEIL, SLTA, UKLA, GDLIA, ILMA, API, STLE, ATIEL, UNITI and NLGI.
Dr. Ho Leng Woon
Chairman – AP Oil International Limited, Singapore
CO-CHAIRMANMr David A. Barned, Global Vice President – Operations & Supply Chain/General Manager – North America, Master Fluid Solutions
Professional Development Subcommittee
The ALMU Professional Development Subcommittee seeks to promote knowledge, trade expertise and social responsibility in lubricants manufacturing and its related industries. The Subcommittee conducts technical and management training courses and will offer professional certification courses in the future.
Past Training Courses:
ALMU Lubrication Fundamentals Course, 19 – 20 September 2019
CHAIRMANDr. T.C.S.M. Gupta, Senior Vice President Quality, R&D and Technical – Apar Industries Limited
Technology & Information Subcommittee
The ALMU Technology & Information Subcommittee provides advice and serves as a technical resource centre for issues such as electric vehicles and their impact on the region, updates on oil specifications, environmental regulations, grease developments, etc. The subcommittee aims to be a valuable resource for consumers on matters related to engine oils and other consumer facing lubricant products.
In 2019, the subcommittee published an ALMU White Paper on Electric Vehicles, which is available in the Member only area.