Oliver Ong

District 3850 Governor, RY 2015-2016
Outstanding Leader Inveterate Volunteer Exemplary Rotarian

Aptly described by the acronym: O.L.I.V.E.R, the incoming District Governor of D3850 is an Outstanding Leader, Inveterate Volunteer and Exemplary Rotarian. His Governorship is backed up by 25 years of solid Rotary service, having been inducted into Rotary way back on July 9, 1989 at the age of 28 when a lot of his contemporaries were still Rotaractors.

A dedicated Rotarian who was awarded as a 100 percenter in attendance for 20 straight years, Oliver is a PHF+6 and a Paul Harris Society member. He is also a Benefactor to TRF and a Lifetime Subscriber to the PRM. He led the Friendship Exchange team to Japan and the GSE team to Tampa, Florida.

He held six different club positions before he took the helm of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City in RY 1996-97. As Club President he was awarded Most Outstanding President with his club as the Most Outstanding Club plus 9 other Major District Awards.

Thereafter, he still volunteered to assume Club positions while taking in various District positions including as Asst. Governor, Discon Chair, District Secretary and as District Chair for Youth Exchange…the program that is closest to his heart.

Professionally, he is an accomplished entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the field of sales, marketing, finance, human resources and operations. He is a goal-oriented person and is very passionate in everything he is involved in whether it’s work, Rotary or his advocacies in ICT or Literacy development work. He pushes excellence in all his undertakings.

Aside from being a top corporate executive in five companies to include being CEO of Petroline Marketing, Inc., he is a Director of the Chamber of Commerce, the ICT Council, his high school alumni association and the local Toastmasters Club.

Academically, after earning his BSC degree with Major in Management of Financial Institution from De La Salle University, he also pursued his MBA at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and also earned a Certificate Course in Organizational Development from ADMU.

He is happily married to the former CAROLINE Uy, PHF. They are blessed with four beautiful and smart kids.

KATHERINE (28), who like her parents, is also a graduate of De La Salle University and currently a Branch Manager for Investments and Assistant Manager for Operations and Manager for Investments at HSBC, Vancouver, Canada.

KATRINA (25) was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. She was conferred a Paul Harris Fellow by her host club, the Rotary Club of Jackson.  Graduated from Langara College, Vancouver, Canada and also works at HSBC in Vancouver, Canada.

JACQUELINE (22) – A graduate of the University of British Columbia with degrees in B.A. Major in Economics and Minor in Psychology.

JACOB MATTHEW (16) – A 9th grade student at Steveston London Secondary School and a member of the 8th grade Basketball team.