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Global Advisory ExpertsSustainability / Corporate Governance

Since 2017, JERA has invited renowned experts to participate in and advise on various committees and subcommittees that assist and complement its Board of Directors and executive structure in order for JERA’s management to refine its business strategies and further develop its business domains as a pioneering global company.

Purpose and Structure of Global Advisory Experts (GAE)

The GAE is invited to:

  • Provide the all Directors and Management access to global experts in the core areas of JERA’s business in order to:
    -gain a global perspective on international trends and JERA's strategic approach in addressing these trends;
    -provide a forum to discuss and gain a global perspective on key management and business issues; and
    -accelerate the development of JERA as a leading global energy company.
  • Strengthen JERA's core values, in particular “diversity” and “excellence.”
  • Expand JERA's network of global contacts and enhance JERA’s reputation.

The GAE will act in an advisory capacity and report directly to the Board of Directors and executive management. It is expected to not only provide views on general trends, but also have meetings and substantive discussion with JERA on the key business issues that JERA faces. For more information about JERA’s management, please see “Directors and Officers

GAE Members

Paul T. Hanrahan

Paul T. Hanrahan
Mr. Hanrahan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Excelerate Energy, a company that and operates integrated LNG-to-Power facilities He also served as the CEO and a director of Hygo Energy, AES Corporation, Globeleq Ltd. and American Capital Energy & Infrastructure.
He has extensive experience in building and operating energy and infrastructure businesses in North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Nobuo Tanaka

Nobuo Tanaka
Mr. Tanaka is the former Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. He is currently Chair, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) Steering Committee, a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo. He also served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to 2011.
He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).