Kevin C. Sagara
Kevin C. Sagara is group president for Sempra Energy. In his current role, Sagara oversees Sempra Energy’s California utility infrastructure businesses, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), and serves as chairman for both companies.
Sagara most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of SDG&E and is credited with raising the company’s standing as a national leader in wildfire safety and clean energy.
Previously, Sagara was president of Sempra Renewables, overseeing all aspects of the company’s 2.6-gigawatt renewable energy business unit, including project development, acquisitions, finance, construction and operations. Spanning 11 states and powering more than 750,000 homes annually, Sagara led Sempra Renewables to be recognized in the industry as one of the premier renewable energy companies in the U.S.
Sagara first joined the Sempra Energy family of companies in 1992 as an attorney with SDG&E and has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in commercial and legal capacities since then, including vice president and general counsel of various business units and vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Sempra Energy.
Sagara has held legal responsibility for many of Sempra’s largest transactions, including the merger that created Sempra Energy in 1998, the acquisition of the South American utilities in 1999 and the sale of Sempra Commodities in 2008.
Sagara has also held various leadership positions in the technology sector. He was vice president of mergers & acquisitions at Intervu, where he oversaw the streaming video company’s sale to Akamai Technologies for over $2.8 billion in 2000. Prior to that, he was general counsel at Widcomm, a Bluetooth software company.
He serves on the boards of directors of SDG&E and SoCalGas, and of the Edison Electric Institute, which represents all of the country’s investor-owned electric utilities. He also serves on the advisory committee of the Harnessing Plants Initiative at the Salk Institute, an innovative, scalable and bold approach to fight climate change by optimizing plants' natural ability to capture and store carbon and adapt to diverse climate conditions. Sagara also served on the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice in Nevada.
Sagara holds a bachelor’s degree in geography-ecosystems from the University of California, Los Angeles and a law degree from Hastings College of Law.