Paul Yeung

Paul Yeung is the Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs for Rothmans, Benson, & Hedges, a subsidiary of Phillip Morris International. Previously, Paul was employed by RBC Bank for over 7 years, responsible for the nationwide approach to provincial government relations; providing strategic, risk and issues management, policy direction, and communications advice. Prior to joining RBC, he 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 has enjoyed lecturing at York University’s Emerging Global Leaders Program and Humber College’s Public Administration program. His previous volunteer experience has included being a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Grant Review Team, CAPE Scholarship 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 Public Affairs Association of Canada, Harbourfront Centre, and American Chamber of Commerce (Toronto).

In 2017, Paul was named a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Centre’s
Canada Institute.