JERA Americas Names Randolph Bell Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JERA Americas Inc., a Houston-based subsidiary of global energy leader JERA Co., is pleased to announce Randolph Bell has joined the Company as the Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. 

Bell will lead government engagement teams for JERA Americas at the local, state, and federal level with a focus on energy markets crucial to the Company’s business. In this role, he will direct and coordinate efforts to advance policy that will enable JERA Americas’ sustainability goals and further the vision of providing cutting-edge solutions for the world’s energy issues.

Bell comes to JERA Americas with a deep expertise in global energy security and a background spanning government affairs, international relations, and strategic leadership. Bell most recently served as Associate Partner at Dentons Global Advisors, where he led client engagement on US and international policy, strategy and advocacy. He also led international government affairs for Commonwealth Fusion Systems.

“We’re excited to welcome Randolph Bell to JERA Americas at this time of innovation and ambition,” said Steve O’Rourke, Chief Executive Officer of JERA Americas. “His deep expertise in global energy security and policy will be instrumental to our growing team as we deliver innovative solutions to support the reliable transition to a global net zero future.”

Bell was with the Atlantic Council, the preeminent think tank at the intersection of energy security and stability, for eight years, most recently service as Senior Director, Global Energy Center and Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security. While there he was responsible for overall success of the Center, including strategy, programs, budget, and personnel and regularly engaged on matters of domestic and international energy.

“I’m excited to join JERA Americas at a pivotal moment in the global transition,” said Randolph Bell “With a clear commitment to pioneering clean energy solutions and achieving net zero goals, I look forward to supporting JERA Americas as the company innovates solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable climate future.”

He holds an A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and a Master in Public Policy for International and Global Affairs from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


JERA Americas is the Houston-based subsidiary of JERA the largest energy company in Japan that provides 30% of the electricity. JERA has set a target to achieve net zero CO2 emissions from its facilities by 2050 and has already made progress by investing in technologies and projects that will help the transition to a lower carbon future. The Company is pursuing environmentally sustainable energy initiatives such as blending hydrogen with natural gas to lower CO2 emissions at a power plant in Linden, NJ; developing low carbon fuels projects that will remove CO2 from fossil fuels and developing renewable energy facilities. More information on the Company may be found at You may follow the Company on LinkedIn.