Paul H. Yong is vice president of tax and chief tax counsel for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide. As vice president of tax and chief tax counsel, Yong oversees Sempra Energy’s tax department.Previously, Yong was associate chief tax counsel for the company.
Before joining Sempra Energy’s tax department in 2004, Yong was a principal with Quantum Tax Consultants, a tax partner with Arthur Andersen and vice president of tax with Unocal Corporation. Before that, Yong was a structural engineer with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Yong serves on the board of directors of the San Diego affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and on the board of trustees of the University of California Hastings Foundation. He also serves as treasurer of the Sempra Foundation.Yong has a Juris Doctor degree from Hastings College of Law, a master’s degree in tax law from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii.