|University of Cambridge, PhD||2003|
|National University of Singapore, Bachelors of Science||1988|
|Physics and Materials Science|
Bernard has recently joined Vistaprint as a technology manager, building up a technology team using the lean startup methodology to focus on new products for emerging markets under the Most of Worlds Business Unit.
A serial entrepreneur who started companies in both UK and Singapore, Dr Bernard Leong co-founded SGE, an online portal dedicated to all things entrepreneurial in Southeast Asia and This Week in Asia, the premiere podcast dedicated to all things digital and technology on Asia.
Bernard was formerly the co-founder of Chalkboard where he currently serves as the chief technology officer and is instrumental in the product management and development of the Chalkboard platform as well as manage the strategic relationships for the company. Prior to Chalkboard, Bernard was a founding partner in Thymos Capital LLP. In his stint as an early stage investor, he has guided his portfolio of companies mainly on product development and business strategies, follow-up investments (Lunch Actually - Eteract) and acquisition (iHipo). He has recently received the prestigious accolade of Young Professional of the Year from the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) IT Leader Awards 2010.
He started his career as an academic working in Cavendish Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Genome Institute of Singapore while he has published papers crossing a few different disciplines: theoretical physics, computational biology, economics and entrepreneurship. He has taught courses on entrepreneurship in Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, NTU for the past three years. A technologist at heart, he spends some time in Hackerspace SG to work on new and interesting innovations. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence for INSEAD Business school and a mentor for the JFDI.Asia incubator based in Singapore.
Citation for SCS IT Professional of the Year awardAdded: 4/22/13