Justin Bird is chief executive officer of Sempra Infrastructure. In this role, Bird leads the North American energy company as it works to create scale, unlock portfolio synergies, drive growth and help facilitate the global energy transition through three growth platforms: clean power, energy networks and LNG and net-zero solutions.
Most recently, Bird was chief executive officer of Sempra LNG, responsible for growing Sempra’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) business to serve global markets. Bird also served on the board of directors for IEnova, Sempra’s subsidiary in Mexico.
Previously, Bird was president of Sempra LNG. In this role, he led the marketing and commercial development efforts of Sempra LNG’s five projects. Prior to that, Bird served as chief development officer for Sempra North American Infrastructure.
From 2014 to 2018, Bird was vice president and gas infrastructure special counsel for Sempra, leading the company’s response to regulatory and litigation activity related to the operation of SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field. He also served as vice president, compliance and governance and corporate secretary for Sempra, where he directed the company’s ethics and compliance programs and also acted as chief governance officer and corporate secretary.
From 2012 to 2014, he was director of project finance for Sempra, where he led the successful $7.4 billion financing of the Cameron LNG liquefaction export terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana, as well as several other significant financings. From 2004 to 2012, Bird held positions as counsel, senior counsel and principal attorney, working on a wide range of business transactions for Sempra and its subsidiaries. Bird played a key role in the development and commercial arrangements for the Cameron LNG facility and Energía Costa Azul regasification terminal in Baja California, Mexico. Prior to joining the company in 2004, he was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he specialized in energy project development and finance.
Bird holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arizona State University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the school’s Law Review.