Menezes is an MBA graduate of the University of Hull, UK and has corporate work experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations and Human Resources. Leon started his career with Pan American Airway in 1974 and moved to American Express in 1991. While with AMEX, he held positions in Sales and Human Resources and headed the Karachi travel office. He joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 1999 and then Deutsche Bank, heading the HR functions. At AMEX he won the President’s Club Award for Sales and served for four terms on the Executive Committee of a world- wide employee group in Pan American Airways. He is a regular correspondent for THE FRIDAY TIMES with over 120 articles published. He joined Shell Pakistan Limited in April 2001 as General Manager Human Resources. He served as a Board member of Shell Pakistan from 2006 to 2010.