Philippe Léonard serves as IPC Europe director, a global industry association that provides standards, education and training, global advocacy and solutions for the global electronics industry. Léonard supports the development of IPC activities in Europe, liaises with the 700+ IPC member-company sites across Europe and works closely with a network of 35 IPC- licensed training centers operating in almost every European country.
Philippe Léonard is a trade association expert & consultant, an experienced entrepreneur & project manager with broad industry knowledge. Previously to IPC, Léonard has contributed his experience, skills and competencies to various European projects and Private sector interests with an aim at bridging the gap between private sector interests and European institutions and policy makers.
Léonard has been founding and leading start-ups and industrial SMEs for more than 15 years in France and Belgium. He holds several innovation patents and is the recipient of several awards for innovation and design. Léonard studied economics and completed a French MBA equivalent in industrial management & innovation.