Michael Liebreich is Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of research for decision-makers in the clean energy, water, carbon and power markets. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has close to 200 staff working out of 11 offices around the world. Michael founded the company in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009.
Michael is a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Energy for All, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the New Energy Architecture and Accenture’s Global Energy Board. He is a former member of the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy and Climate Change working group, and of the selection panel for the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Michael is a member of the selection panel for the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers and chairman of the selection committee for the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers. He is on the advisory panel for the INSEAD Energy Club and acts as visiting professor at London’s Imperial College Energy Futures Lab.
Prior to founding New Energy Finance, Michael was an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and media executive. In the 1990s he acted as Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television and Founding Director of Sports News Television, and then as UK Managing Director of Groupe Arnault’s technology investment activities. He also spent five years in the London office of McKinsey & Company. Michael is a three-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Michael graduated in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, winning the Riccardo Prize for Thermodynamics. He earned his MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. Michael was a member of the British Ski Team at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games. He is also Chairman of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation, a medical charity, and a non-executive director of Transport for London.