Leong Wai Peng was the 2021-2022 visiting fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council.

Prior to his current role, Leong served as assistant director at the communications department of Singapore’s Ministry of Defence, where he was responsible for the development and management of technological solutions to support strategic communications. He also held various appointments overseeing and enhancing Singapore’s bilateral defense relations with the United States, as well as representing Singapore within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s defense-related fora.

Leong graduated from Imperial College London with a bachelor of science in chemistry with first-class honors. He was also awarded the department’s prize for excellence in organic chemistry.