Mr Leong Der Yao

Mr Leong Der Yao
Assistant Chief Executive (Sectoral Transformation Group), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)

Mr Leong Der Yao is the Assistant Chief Executive of the Sectoral Transformation Group in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, where he leads the drive for digital transformation of industry sectors and enterprises to accelerate Singapore’s economic growth.

Prior to this, Der Yao was the Senior Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, focusing on driving public sector digital transformation using data science and AI. Der Yao has also held various public policy and administration roles in the Singapore Government, overseeing human capital development in education and healthcare, bilateral economic relations and internationalisation policies, as well as financial security policies.

Der Yao has a Masters in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University and majored in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cornell University.

27 July 2021