Andrew Wong started his career as a teacher with the Ministry of Education in 1967. However, he discovered his gifting in marketing after attending a marketing course. He left the teaching profession and joined mainly Multinational Companies (MNCs) in the oil industry.
In 1972, he joined BP Singapore, after which he worked for Elf Aquitaine which was renamed as Total Oil (a French State-owned oil company), and then Agip Petroli (now ENI), an Italian State-owned oil company. After graduation from the University of South Australia in Adelaide (UniSA) with a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Andrew started his own business birthing Strike Petroleum Pte Ltd in 2000.
At ELF, Andrew pioneered the sales of marine lubricants from ground-up in the brand new markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar. He overcame the cultural shocks he found in every market and was promoted to Deputy Managing Director cum General Manager (Marine Division).
Andrew has a "ner-give-up" attitude strongly embedded in him. In the years 2009-2010, despite a world-wide recession, Strike Petroleum managed to acquire a commercial property without a loan. And in 2014, Strike Petroleum was honoured with Singapore's Outstanding Enterprise (SOE) Award.
This book "An Oily Man" is Andrew's attempt to reach out to young entrepreneurs seeking to find their feet, business executives who are facing difficulties especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, pioneers, and respected seniors seeking to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.
This book, An Oily Man, a walk with Andrew Wong, is Andrew’s attempt to present Christ and Culture to the world
The review of his book by his zone Pastor Jeremy reads “In his book, Andrew Wong has shared his precious experiences on his life, his work, and his walk in the Lord. In these memories, he seeks to encourage entrepreneurs and us, not to give up during hard times but that God will make a way for us. Truly there are many insights, wisdom, and encouragement we can take from Andrew’s experiences”
Author: Andrew Wong
Dimensions (L x W x H cm): 20 x 1 x 14
Number of Pages: 81
Publisher: World Image Pte Ltd