Steve Leonard is the founding CEO of SGInnovate, a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore government. Capitalizing on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Steve’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations, to help technical founders imagine, start, and scale globally relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore. A technology-industry leader with a wide range of experience, Steve has played a key role in building several global companies in areas such as software, hardware, and services. Previously, he was the executive deputy chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information, where he was responsible for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore on a national level. Steve serves on the advisory boards of a number of universities and organizations in Singapore and is an independent non-executive director of AsiaSat, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed commercial operator of communication spacecraft. Although born in the US, Steve considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years.
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