Government Liaison

Leonard Hobbs by Kevin Abosch | MIDAS Ireland

One of Ireland’s leading technologists in the ICT sector with over 30 years of experience, including 25 years at Intel,  spanning leading edge research to technology transfer to advanced manufacturing and also including public affairs.

From 2016-2024, was General Manager for MIDAS Ireland which is the representative body for the microelectronics sector in Ireland, consisting of industry, educational, research and government agencies, working together to drive the development of the microelectronics sector.

From 2017-2022, was Director of Research and Innovation at Trinity College Dublin where he owned the definition and implementation of the innovation and enterprise strategy for the University spanning technology transfer, consultancy, industry engagement,  start ups and VC investment.

Returned to Intel Ireland this year to as Government Affairs leader.

Is chairperson of the Valentia Transatlantic Cable Foundation, whose objective to support the advancement of the scientific heritage of, and community development on, Valentia Island and to promote Valentia Island as a site which should be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, recognizing the first Transatlantic Cable of 1858, and the birth place of global communications.