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JERA is forming Expert Advisory Boards ( “EABs”) that will provide expert advice to JERA’s management on honing and implementing its strategy, and its further development as a leading global company in its business domain. Each EAB will bring together external advisors who are recognized as leaders in the industry.

  1. EAB Purpose and Structure

    The EABs are established by the Board for the purpose of:

    1. providing the all Directors and Management access to global experts in the core areas of JERA’s business, in order to:
      • obtain a global perspective on international trends and JERA’s strategic approach in addressing these trends
      • provide a forum to discuss and obtain a global perspective on key management and business issues
      • accelerate the development of JERA as a leading global energy company
    2. strengthening JERA’s core values of “diversity” and “excellence”
    3. broadening JERA’s network of global contacts and strengthening JERA’s reputation
  2. The EABs will act in an advisory capacity and report directly to the Board and executive management. The EABs are expected to do far more than just provide views on general trends. Rather, JERA engages the EAB members in in-person meetings and substantive discussion of the key business issues that JERA faces. For more detail about JERA’s management, please see: “Directors & Officers”

    Power Generation EAB

    The Board has established the Power Generation EAB, which has started operating in April 2017. Below is an outline of this EAB’s members:

    David Crane

    David was previously CEO of NRG. He grew it over his 12-year tenure to be a Fortune 200 company, engaged in conventional power generation and competitive retail electricity services, and also led the company towards the nation's largest clean energy business. Prior to NRG, he was president and CEO of International Power. He currently is advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.

    Paul Hanrahan

    Paul is the CEO of Globeleq, engaged in renewable and thermal power generation in Africa. Previously, he was the CEO of AES Corporation, a global power producer and of  America Capital Energy & Infrastructure, a private equity firm investing in developing  market economies.

    Antonio Volpin

    As a Senior Partner, Antonio currently leads McKinsey's practice for Electric Power and Natural Gas in Asia Pacific, after having led the practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Currently based in Singapore, he has been serving clients globally with a focus on Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australia regions.

    Mike Winkel

    Mike was previously COO at E.On with responsibility for the global power generation business as well as CEO of E.On`s renewables business. During his totally 15 years at E.On, he led various restructurings and achieved growth of renewables business. Now he is a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, based in Spain.

  3. Fuel Business EAB

    The Fuel Business EAB has been established and started operating in December 2017. Below is an outline of this EAB’s members:

    David Ledesma

    David has over thirty years experience in the energy and utility sector. After gaining experience in oil marketing and trading and LNG business development and strategy at Shell, he became Managing Director of Gas Strategies (formally EconoMatters). He currently provides independent energy and strategy consultancy services and is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a non-executive director at Pavilion Energy.

    Kathleen Eisbrenner

    Kathleen Eisbrenner is Chairman and CEO of NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT), a global LNG development company based in The Woodlands, Texas. Prior to founding NextDecade, Kathleen served as Executive Vice President at Royal Dutch Shell, where she was responsible for the company’s global LNG portfolio management and LNG trading. Before joining Shell, Kathleen was founder and CEO of Excelerate Energy (2003-7), where she originated and brought to market the world’s first Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU).

    Jean-Marie Dauger

    Jean-Marie was previously Deputy CEO and Member of the executive board at ENGIE (ex GDF SUEZ) and now president of GIIGNL and Co-Chair of the World Energy Council (WEC). During his 30 year carreer at ENGIE, he was in charge of various field especially focusing on gas and LNG business.

    David Thomas

    Having over 20 years' experience of LNG trading, shipping, origination and projects at BP, David is now an independent LNG advisor. During his previous 12 years carreer in Vitol's global LNG business, he grew the division to become the largest independent trader of LNG.

  4. Comments from the members of JERA Expert Advisory Board (EAB)

    As a member of JERA’s Power Generation EAB, I know I speak for my colleagues in saying it is an honor to be an integral part of the JERA family and its management process. All of us have extensive experience in the global power generation industry but from different vantage points, so our perspectives are not always the same. We have established with Gordenker-san and his capable management team a candid and continuing dialogue that enables our outsider perspective to be duly valued in JERA’s strategic and tactical decision-making. We look forward to contributing to JERA’s success as it grows into a unique and best-in-class fuel-to-power company.

    David Crane
    Member of JERA Power Generation EAB

    The JERA EAB initiative is unique in offering to JERA access to diverse and deep experience in the global energy industry, and the opportunity for JERA’s leaders to have input from external international experts on their vision and objectives. The discussion is wide-ranging and favors open-minded expression and trust between participants. The design of this advisory group is a perfect reflection of the ambition of JERA to establish itself over the long term as one of the top international players of the global energy scene.

    Jean-Marie DAUGER
    Member of JERA Fuel Business EAB