Mr. Steve Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experiences, having played key roles in building several global technology companies in Software, Hardware and Services. Although a US citizen by birth, Mr. Leonard considers himself a member of the global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years.
In his current role as Chief Executive of SG-Innovate, a company held within the National Research Foundation of Singapore, Mr. Leonard has been chartered to help translate some of the 'deep-tech' R&D, for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, into commercial success by working with local and international partners.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Leonard served as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the statutory board within the Singapore Government Ministry of Communications and Information, with various responsibilities for the technology and telecommunications environment in Singapore. Mr. Leonard continues to serve as the Deputy Chairman of IDA at the request of the Minister.
Mr. Leonard serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore.