Leland heads GSMA’s P&L and operations of its regional offices in Asia. In 2011, he led GSMA through a strategic pivot and grew Mobile World Congress Shanghai (www.mwcshanghai.com) from 2,300 to 53,000 attendees in 5 years. Leland began his career with Hutchison Telecom in 1990, and participated in world’s first GSM bids in Germany, Greece and Australia. He then restructured in Puerto Rico an Alcatel-ITT MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) for an IPO as part of eOn Communications (Nasdaq:EONC). Thereafter, he spearheaded Terayon Communication’s (Nasdaq:TERN) DVB-H trial with PCCW and closed a groundbreaking deal with Qualcomm. These successes contributed to Motorola’s $140M acquisition of Terayon in 2007. Leland has consulted for a China Mobile service provider and for world’s largest smartphone maker. Leland holds an MBA and a mechanical engineering degree from UCLA. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and is an FAA licensed pilot and an ASA bareboat captain.