SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that George W. Bilicic has been named group president for Sempra Energy, effective upon completion of his service at Lazard later this year. Bilicic will lead the company's strategy, corporate development, and legal activities, reporting to Jeffrey W. Martin, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy.
Bilicic is currently a vice chairman of investment banking with Lazard Ltd, a New York-based investment banking firm. He also serves as global head of power, energy and infrastructure and head of Midwest investment banking.
"George Bilicic is a well-respected advisor and leader in our industry and I could not be more pleased that he is joining the Sempra team," said Martin. "He is an outstanding strategist, with a background in the law and especially deep experience in the capital markets. He also has a uniquely broad perspective on our industry. I look forward to him joining our world-class executive team and together building on Sempra's continued success as we advance our mission to become North America's premier energy infrastructure company."
Prior to joining Lazard, Bilicic served as managing director and head of infrastructure at KKR, a global investment firm. He also served as a managing director at Merrill Lynch in its mergers and acquisitions department and was a partner in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Bilicic serves on the boards of directors of Polaris Industries and The HistoryMakers, and the boards of trustees of the Mayo Clinic and the Museum of Science and Industry. He also serves on the Georgetown University Law Center Board of Visitors.
Bilicic holds a bachelor's degree from DeSales University and a law degree from Georgetown University.
Sempra Energy's mission is to be North America's premier energy infrastructure company. With 2018 reported revenues of more than $11.6 billion, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies' more than 20,000 employees are focused on delivering energy with purpose to approximately 40 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Energy has been consistently recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, and social responsibility, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index.
Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) and Infrastructure Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor and IEnova are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.
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