Jawaad Malik is vice president, gas acquisition for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility. In his role, Malik is responsible for procuring all the natural gas for SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) residential and small commercial customers and delivering gas to the utilities’ system. He also oversees the procurement of SoCalGas’ carbon allowances and offsets that are required to comply with California’s Cap-and-Trade program.
Previously, Malik was vice president, accounting and finance for SoCalGas. Since joining SoCalGas in 2007, Malik has served in a number of increasingly responsible management positions, including director of financial and operations planning, financial planning manager and General Rate Case program manager. Prior to this, he held various finance and auditing related roles at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and the California Department of Insurance.
Malik holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He currently serves on the board of directors for LA’s BEST, a nationally recognized after school program serving more than 20,000 children in neighborhoods of Los Angeles.