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Programme Committee

Why we have a Programme Committee

It is our aim to provide you with an opportunity to understand, analyse and gain insight into the key market trends, whilst ensuring you take away valuable information to use in your strategic business decisions.
Our esteemed Programme Committee of senior industry professionals supports ICIS in developing a thought-leading agenda and expert speaker line-up. This ensures viewpoints from across the market, as well as ensuring a well-balanced perspective from within the region.
The committee discusses the hard hitting topics and trends which the market is facing, and who the key influencers which you need to hear from are. 

Our Asian Base Oils Programme Committee members are:  


Joe Rousmaniere, Director, Business Development, Chemlube International
Joe Rousmaniere (pronounced Room-An-Ear) is Director of Business Development for Chemlube, an international base oil marketing firm based in New York with operations worldwide. An American citizen and graduate of the University of Michigan in China Area Studies, he has worked and traveled extensively in Asia and is now residing in New York City. Joe has been managing base oil sales and marketing operations for more than 30 years, primarily in the field of developing global markets for startup Group III refiners.

Charles Champion, Director, Charles Champion Consultancy PTE. LTD.
Charles is an accomplished sales, marketing and business development professional who started up his own consulting firm in 2017 after retiring with 37 years of operational experience with Infineum and its predecessor, PARAMINS within the Asia Pacific region. Today, Charles serves as an advisor to a range of clients the world over, who have serious designs in participating in the lubricant and lubricant additives industry in Asia. He is also the Industry Liaison Advisor to the Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union (ALMU). Charles has been on the ICIS Speakers Advisory Committee for the ICIS Asia Conferences since its inception in 2006 ; he also assisted ICIS when they commenced their India Conference activity. In one of his last projects with Infineum, he concluded market studies, established robust relationships with lubricant blenders, distributors, OEMs, industry groups and government bodies, eventually developing and implementing the company strategy to set-up Infineum’s first ever entity in India. Prior to this, Charles was primarily responsible for growing all of Infineum’s lubricant additive core segments for customers in South Asia, South East Asia and Australia. He was also the regional focal point for Infineum’s global accounts who were based in the Asia Pacific. Charles also led a number of safety oriented programmes and corporate community development projects for the under-privileged. Charles was born in 1955 Singapore. He is married with two daughters, one son and one grandson. He received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1980 and his hobbies include a passion for the Marvel universe, music - the guitar & vocals and gym. He has been a loyal follower of Manchester United from the age of 16.

Wai-Fong Chen, Senior Account Manager, Chevron Base Oils
Wai-Fong Chen is currently the Sr Account Manager for Chevron Base Oils – Asia Pacific. She is based in Singapore. Wai Fong joined Chevron in 2012. Her prior experiences spans across various functions in lubricants industry from technical, supply chain, procurement, technical marketing to new business development. Wai Fong graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Material Science) from the National University of Singapore and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School (UK).

  • Mike McCabe, Global Marketing Director, Lubrizol Corporation
  • Patrick Adhiatmadja, CEO, Federal Karyatama (an ExxonMobil Subsidiary)
  • Sean Seo, Head of Base Oils Marketing, SK Lubricants
  • Boon Ping Chia, Asia Pacific Sales Director, Infineum