Singapore’s SG Innovate co-founding CEO Steve Leonard announced that he will resign from his role in May to join US-based Singularity University while European investment firm Capital Dynamics’ head of Asia Primaries will reportedly step down from his role.
SG Innovate CEO Steve Leonard to join Singularity University
Steve Leonard, a co-founding CEO of Singapore-based VC firm focused on deep-tech investment SG Innovate, announced that he will join US-based Singularity University as its CEO.
Leonard will resign from his current role in SG Innovate in May this year after a four-year stint. At Singularity University, he will serve as a CEO and still be based in Singapore, he announced on his Linkedin post.
Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation, headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. SU provides educational programmes, innovative partnerships, and a startup accelerator to help related institutions understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilize it to make an impact.
Leonard has also been working for the Singapore government by serving as a member board of directors for Singapore Post and AsiaSat.
Prior to joining SG Innovate, he was appointed as executive deputy chairman for IDA Singapore and also served at DELL EMC as President for the Asia Pacific and Corporate SVP for emerging markets.
Capital Dynamics’ head of Asia primaries steps down
Kazushige Kobayashi, head of Asia primaries at European investment firm Capital Dynamics, is reportedly stepping down from his role, according to AVCJ.
Kobayashi, who has over 25 years of private equity-related business experience, will depart from the investment firm after a 10-year stint. He will remain as a senior adviser till October this year.
Prior to Capital Dynamics, he was president and chief executive at advisory firm Alternative Investment Capital Ltd (AIC), where he helped to invest in more than 100 private equity funds across the globe and established a worldwide network of general partners.
The Swiss investor opened its Tokyo office in 2010 after establishing its first Asian presence in Hong Kong in 2007. It opened an office in Seoul in 2013.