In 2004, Leal graduated from Troy University with his MBA. He started his early career as the General Manager at American Sunstar, INC. Then he spent nearly five years at BEPC Limited Corporation. In 2010, Leal began to serve as President and CEO of VIE Group. Throughout his tenure at VIE, the company has expanded the scale of operations into many fields including auto parts with two listed companies. Auto parts is a leading industry which has successfully entered into PACCAR, NAVISTAR, DAMILER, NISSAN and TOYOTA supplier systems. VIE has also set up joint ventures with Haldex, Protean and Evatran separately in China. Under Leal’s operating management, the sales of VIE reached 1.7 billion dollars in 2015, with nearly 3,500 employees. In 2015, Leal joined the board of Evatran.