Leo is currently serving multiple functions in Airbus Helicopters, spanning from his role as the Head of Aviation Safety for the Asia Pacific Region, Head of Design for Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia (AHSA), and the Head of the Skyways Program – Airbus Helicopter’s Urban Air Delivery project in Singapore.
He is a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Design Signatory, a Rotary- Wing Category 1 Flight Test Engineer, Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE), and Certification/Qualification Engineer (CQE) for AHSA.
He also serves as the industry chairman for the Asia-Pacific Helicopter Safety Team (AHEST), the Asia-Pacific partner to the International Helicopter Safety Team, and is a member on the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Aerospace Technology Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Airbus Helicopters in 2009, Leo was an Airforce Engineering Officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). His tours of duties include serving as an Officer-In-Charge of Rotary-Wing Structures Repair and Non-Destructive Inspection, Detachment Engineering Officer in Brunei, Rotary Wing Flight Test Engineer, and Head of Rotary-Wing/UAV Aerodynamics Section.
Leo is a graduate and Dunlop Trophy winner (top Flight Test Engineer) of the UK Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS). He also holds a B.Eng in Solid-State Engineering Physics and a M.Sc. in Material Science and Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.