JERA Energy America LLC
Izumi Kai is President of JERA Energy America which procures natural gas and power for LNG production and export. In 2016, he joined Tokyo-based global energy company JERA Co. that produces about 30% of all electricity in Japan. Mr. Kai established JERA’s LNG optimization and trading platform globally. He was appointed Head of Freeport LNG Business, Senior Vice President of JERA Americas in 2019, and Chief Strategy Officer in 2021. Mr. Kai started his career as a civil engineer at Tokyo Electric Power Company and has 25 years of business development experience in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and the U.S. Mr. Kai led JERA Americas’ $2.5 billion acquisition of a 25.7% interest in Freeport LNG from Global Infrastructure Partners in 2022. Mr. Kai holds an MBA in Global Management from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.