George Yong joined Ara in 2022 and leads the Firm’s infrastructure strategy. George has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure private equity investment across the energy and industrial sectors.
Prior to joining Ara, George was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at ArcLight Capital (“ArcLight”), a multi-billion infrastructure private equity manager. During his decade-long tenure at ArcLight, George led numerous transactions in sectors such as power generation, industrials, transportation, and downstream infrastructure. He originated and led a wide range of transactions spanning project development & construction, corporate asset carve-outs, joint ventures with industry incumbents, take-privates, and management buyouts. Notably, many of George’s transactions have focused on leveraging existing infrastructure such as bulk liquid terminals and retail convenience stores to facilitate the transition to the low-carbon economy. While at ArcLight, George also served on and chaired the boards of numerous portfolio companies, and was active in fundraising and recruiting efforts.
Earlier in his career, George served as a consultant at FTI Consulting and Charles River Associates, where he implemented multivariate economic simulation models to help clients such as private equity firms and utilities value power generation infrastructure assets across North America. He started his career as a natural gas analyst at Saracen Energy, an energy commodities hedge fund, where he supported senior traders with rigorous natural gas market analytics, and also traded NYMEX natural gas futures.
George originally hails from Colombia, and first moved to the United States to complete a bachelor of science in Chemical Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he is passionate about traveling with his wife and daughter, and fishing the coastal waters of New England on his kayak.