Paul Yeung is the Director of Public Affairs for JTI-Macdonald Corporation and a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Centre’s Canada Institute.
Previously, he has held Senior Government Relations positions at Phillip Morris International and the Royal Bank of Canada, 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 was an instructor at the Humber College’s Public Relations program, and has enjoyed lecturing at York University’s Emerging Global Leaders Program. His previous volunteer experience includes sitting on the Board ofDirectors of the Trillium Foundation, CAPE Scholarship, and Harbourfront Centre. Paul was chosen as an Action Canada Leadership Fellow for 2011-12, and currently serves on the Public Affairs Association of Canada, American Chamber of Commerce (Toronto), and was appointed to the Toronto Zoo Board of Governors.