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Mr Steve Leonard is an industry veteran with more than 28 years of experience working in leading global technology companies. In his position as Executive Deputy Chairman, he holds executive leadership responsibility for IDA, with a special focus in industry promotion and development. This includes spearheading the building of innovative start-ups and local enterprises, overseeing various national cross-sectoral programmes, technology and communications infrastructure development and the strategic planning and development of qualified professionals for the ICT sector. Prior to joining IDA, Mr Leonard was the President of EMC Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) where he was responsible for driving EMC’s growth and market share leadership in APJ, enhancing partner and channel relationships and contributing to product-development efforts throughout the region. Before joining EMC, he served as President of the Asia Pacific and Japan business for Symantec and Veritas. Prior to those executive management positions, Mr Leonard spent 18 years with EDS, where he focused on European and Asian operations for 12 years, ultimately rising to the position within EDS of President of Solutions Consulting for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Mr Leonard currently sits on the Boards of IDA Singapore, IDA International and Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd. [+]