Paul Yeung is presently a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Centre’s Canada Institute, and Vice President at the Upstream Strategy Group.
Previously, he has held Senior Government Relations positions at Rothmans, Benson, & Hedges, a subsidiary of Phillip Morris International, and RBC Bank, responsible for the nationwide approach to provincial government relations; providing strategic, risk and issues management, policy direction, and communications advice. Prior to joining RBC, Paul was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Finance, in the province of Ontario.
Paul completed his undergraduate studies in History at Wilfrid Laurier University (1996) and obtained his M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (2002) in Bologna, Italy, and Washington, D.C.
His international experience includes internships in Northern Ireland, Belgium, and China. In 2004, Paul joined the External Affairs department of the World Bank based in Washington D.C. for almost two years.
Paul is an instructor at Humber College’s Public Relations program, has enjoyed lecturing at York University’s Emerging Global Leaders Program. His previous volunteer experience has included being a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grant Review Team, CAPE Scholarship Board of Directors, Harbourfront Centre Board of Directors, and he provided communications advice to the Toronto Homecoming organization. Paul was chosen as an Action Canada Leadership Fellow for 2011-12, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Public Affairs Association of Canada, American Chamber of Commerce (Toronto), and was appointed to the Toronto Zoo Board of Governors.