PAUL YANG, Founder and Chairman of Connect House Co. Ltd.
Former Director of General Electric Real Estate “GERE” in Tokyo, Japan, Paul worked in the Risk Management Group, the Mergers and Acquisition Group and the Commercial Initiatives Group in Japan. Under former GE Capital, GERE was a global real estate company with over $80 billion in assets under management and offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney in addition to other satellite offices which carried out principal investments and asset management. He left GERE in 2009 and started Connect House Co. Ltd., embarking on new challenges and investing in entrepreneurial activities.
Having attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters of Engineering from the Civil Engineering School with concentration in Real Estate and Development from Cornell University and an MBA and Masters of Science in Finance from Boston College.
Paul is currently co-president of Phillips Exeter Academy Association of Japan and has been on the Board of Hands On Tokyo (NPO) since 2011, serving as its Board Chairman since 2014.