Deputy Chief Executive and Director General, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
"A country’s broadband network is a basic infrastructure and a critical foundation for economic and societal development. Through the innovative services that emerge from such networks, everyone, including the disabled and the less-privileged, can be engaged and be part of the information society. I look forward to sharing ideas and contributing to the Broadband Commission."
Mr Leong Keng Thai is the Deputy Chief Executive & Director-General (Telecoms & Post) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
Mr Leong has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He started his career with the former Telecommunication Authority of Singapore (TAS) during which he held various positions in network engineering, business development as well as in management. In 1992, he joined the reconstituted TAS as Director (Planning) and subsequently became Director (Policy) and then Deputy Director-General. Mr Leong was appointed the Director-General of TAS in September 1996. With the formation of IDA, a statutory board created from the merger of TAS and the National Computer Board in December 1999, Mr Leong was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive & Director-General (Telecoms & Post) of IDA.
Mr Leong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, USA. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Mr Leong was awarded the Long Service Medal in 2007 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2008.
Mr Leong is married and has a daughter and two sons.