Oliver N. Ong

District 3850 Governor, RY 2015-2016

There's something about O.L.I.V.E.R.


Aptly described by the acronym: O.L.I.V.E.R, the 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 Assistant Governor, GSE Sub- Committee Chair, 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, and human resources. 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 Board and Alumni Association.

Academically, after earning his BSC degree with Major in Management of Financial Institution from De La Salle University, he also earned a Certificate Course in Organization Development from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and he is working on his MBA at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU).


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

KATHERINE is currently a Branch Manager for Investments and Assistant Manager for Operations and Manager for Investments at HSBC.

KATRINA 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. She is an accounting graduate and also works at HSBC.

JACQUELINE, like her two sisters, also works at HSBC. She introduced our District Governor as “The Rock” during the District Handover in Zamboanga City last July 9, 2015. She holds a diploma in Psychology and Economics.

JACOB MATTHEW is a Grade 11 student and is currently enrolled in an International Baccalaureate Program.