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Leonard Ong

Director, Cyber Defense Group. Synapxe

ISACA International Board of Directors, 2015-2019

ISACA Singapore Chapter President, 2012-2014

Leonard has over 23 years of experience in Information, Cyber and Corporate Security gained in telecommunication, banking, pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical technology sectors. 


He is a Director with Synapxe’s Cyber Defence Group and appointed as Public Healthcare Sector Lead for policy, risk management and capability development which include medical device & operational technology security, sectoral cyber exercises readiness, cyber awareness and innovation.


Prior to this, he was a Senior Director and Regional Information Security Officer, Intercontinental & China for GE Healthcare. Leonard also have held several regional cybersecurity leadership roles in Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Barclays Capital, and Fullerton Health.


Leonard is passionate on volunteering with several International and Singapore-based security associations since 2003.    His longest service is with ISACA Singapore Chapter where he has been elected as Chapter President for two consecutive terms.  Leonard has also served ASIS International Chapter as Honorary Chairman for 3 years. 


Leading information security associations, such as (ISC)2 and ASIS International, have recognized his contributions. He was awarded Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) in Senior Information Security Professional category in 2011 and Professional Certification Board (PCB) Regional Award in 2014.  National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) has awarded Leonard with 'IT Specialist of the Year' in 2005.  He was instrumental in achieving K. Wayne Snipes 2013 award for ISACA Singapore Chapter being the best very large chapter in Asia with over 2,500 professional members.


International Data Group (IDG) and CEO|CIO Club recognized Leonard with CSO ASEAN Honoree award in 2015.  Following that, in 2016, He was presented with ISACA’s Paul Williams Award for Inspirational Leadership.    Leonard was successfully selected as Finalist in the inaugural AISP-CSA Cybersecurity Award 2018 in senior leaders’ category.  In 2021-2023, Leonard received recognition as CSO30 for ASEAN & Hong Kong region and CIO100 in Asia Pacific.


In July 2020, Leonard will be inducted into ISACA Hall of Fame. The designation recognizes members who have shown exemplary dedication to advancing ISACA’s purpose through volunteer service, member engagement and other activities. 


Leonard holds Master of Computing from National University of Singapore (NUS) and is a Fellow with Singapore Computer Society.

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