About the speaker
John P. Leonard has been with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since 1989 where he began his career as an Import Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts.
John has served in a variety of leadership positions in the field and CBP’s Washington DC Headquarters during his 25+ years of customs experience. These positions ranged from trade policy oversight and development, trade automation and information systems deployment and trade enforcement.
From 2008 – 2011 he served as Area Port Director of San Francisco, responsible for all CBP operations in Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. As Area Port Director, he oversaw the CBP clearance of nearly 5 million passengers per year at San Francisco International Airport and over 400,000 cargo containers per year at the Oakland Seaport.
In 2012, during his second tour at CBP Headquarters, he was selected as the Acting Executive Director of Trade Policy and Programs. In this capacity, John oversaw all policy decisions involving CBP’s enforcement and facilitation of international trade. In 2013, he was selected as CBP Attaché, Singapore. His current Area of Responsibility includes 17 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mr. Leonard holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellows program. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).
This meeting is for EuroCham Members only.
About the Regional Trade Committee
The EuroCham Regional Trade Committee represents the interests of the European business community in Singapore and actively promotes bilateral and multilateral trade between Singapore, Europe and the region. Singapore is the EU’s largest trading partner in ASEAN, and the EU is ASEAN’s 3rd largest trading partner. Particular focus will thus be on the elimination of tariffs, non-tariff barriers and the regulatory environment.
The Committee comprises industry leaders such as BMW, Ernst & Young, Merck Serono, Pwc, Swiss Re, STMicroelectronics and TNT, among many others. Members define specific topics of interest and develop position papers while working closely with businesses and government representatives.
About the speaker