With 36 years proven track record in the petroleum and chemicals industry in Mobil, BP and Lubrizol, Bernard focused on Asia Pacific and was based in China for 19 years from 1999 to July 2018.
Currently, Bernard is Chair/CEO Coach for Vistage Asia Connect, private advisory boards for CEOs, executives and business owners. He is also Senior Advisor/Operating Director for Hafnium Hafaway, a private equity investment and advisory. Prior to that, he was Asia Pacific region head for The Lubrizol Corporation, a US specialty chemicals company, wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway. He led Lubrizol Advanced Materials from October 2008; in October 2015, his responsibilities expanded to include Lubrizol Additives.
He also served as a board member in a Japanese JV. Bernard retired from Lubrizol in July 2018. In 2000, he was area director/general manager for China BP-Castrol Lubricants and successfully turned around the business. At the end of 2002, he moved and formed the BP-Sinopec retail joint venture in Zhejiang province and became its first General Manager till March 2007 when he rejoined Lubrizol. He also served as a board member in this JV.
Bernard earned his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, UK in 1981. He gained his Executive MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2014.