Houston-based JERA Americas Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s JERA Co., announced Randolph Bell is joining the company as its vice president of government and regulatory affairs, according to a May 22 press release.

Bell will lead government engagement teams for JERA Americas at the local, state and federal level while focusing on energy markets. He will be tasked with directing and coordinating policies to advance JERA America’s sustainability goals.

Bell holds expertise in global energy security and has a background spanning government affairs, international relations and strategic leadership.

He most recently served as associate partner at Denton Global Advisors where he led client engagement on U.S. and international policy, the release said.

Bell also served on the Atlantic Council as senior director of the global energy center and as Richard Morningstar’s chair for global energy security.

“I’m excited to join JERA Americas at a pivotal moment in the global transition,” Bell said. “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."