Mr Gordenker became Chairman of JERA Co., Inc. in April 2016. He acted as senior advisor to JERA from its founding in April 2015 until becoming Chairman.
Mr Gordenker has long involvement in Japan and global energy. He lived in Japan in the 1980s and, after graduate studies in law and international affairs, he began practicing law in Washington DC in 1988. He was a partner of White & Case LLP based in Tokyo from 2000 to 2014, where he was a leader of the firm’s global energy practice, focusing on LNG and power. After leaving law practice, he served as strategic advisor to energy companies.