- Chairman JERA
Mr Gordenker is chairman of JERA Co., Inc., a position he assumed in April 2016. He acted as senior advisor and external expert for JERA from its founding in April 2015 until taking his current position.
Mr Gordenker has a long-time involvement in Japan and the global energy business. He lived in Japan in the early 1980s and, after obtaining degrees in law and international affairs at Columbia University and Princeton University, he began practicing law in Washington DC in 1988. He focused on Japan-related matters, and gained experience in LNG and power project development.
He joined White & Case LLP as a partner of the Tokyo office in 2000. There, he built a highly regarded energy and project finance team, and became known regionally and globally as a leading energy lawyer, with particular expertise in LNG and power. His work over time increasingly focused on strategic matters, and from 2015 he began acting as an independent strategic advisor.