Capt. Leonardo started his shipping career as a humble midshipman at Madrigal Shipping Company in 1970. He also became an instructor for PMI Colleges which has solidified his desire to be of service to the Filipino seafarers.
In 1980, he became a licensed Master Mariner and served for a brief period onboard several manned vessels. Since then, he has gained extensive management and leadership experience as he held positions as Operations Manager, Port Captain and Vice President in several manning agencies. On June of 1993, armed with his various experience in the shipping industry and strong faith in the Lord, Capt. Leonardo established Noah Global Maritime.
Capt. Leonardo served as the Director of the Philippine Association of Manning Agencies & Shipmanagers Inc. (PAMAS) from 2006 until 2012.
Also, in 2010, he was a recipient of the “Outstanding Alumni 2010” award from the Philippine Maritime Institute (PMI) Alumni Association Inc. for his distinguished achievements, exemplifying the values, excellence and ideas of his alma mater.
He currently holds the Vice President position in Confederation of Ship’s Manning Agents and Allied Maritime Institutions Inc. (formerly known as Conference of Maritime Manning Agencies (COMMA).