Ong has been a journalist for 15 years before moving into PR. In Indonesia, he headed the Ogilvy PR team that won the PR Week award for Asia’s Consultancy of the Year 1999. He was managing director of Ogilvy PR in Singapore before founding Maverick in 2002. Ong specializes in strategy, crisis and issues management and is an accomplished trainer in media handling and crisis management for top executives. He is a Nuffield Press Fellow at Cambridge University, a regular contributor in the opinion page of The Jakarta Post and a certified Associate Business Continuity Planner. He is also a member of AmCham, BritCham and an advisor to Yayasan Mitra Netra.