Chief, Global Strategist, JERA
Hendrik Gordenker is Director, Senior Corporate Vice President, Chief Global Strategist of JERA Co., Inc., a position he assumed in April 2019. Mr Gordenker acted as Senior Advisor and External Expert for JERA from its founding in April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chairman until taking his current position.
Mr Gordenker has a longtime 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 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.