Michael Liebreich is Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy to investors, energy companies and governments. He leads a team of around 200 around the world, 100 of them in London, comprising journalists, researchers, analysts, sales and marketing departments. Michael founded the company as New Energy Finance in 2004, selling it to Bloomberg in 2009 after growing it to 150 people.
Michael is a frequent commentator in the press, on TV and radio on issues of energy, development and economics. He serves on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for the New Energy Architecture. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, Board Member of Transport for London and Chairman of a Medical Charity funding research on colorectal illness.
Michael earned his MA in engineering from Cambridge University, winning the Riccardo Prize for Thermodynamics, and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. He was a member of the British Ski Team from 1986 to 1993 and competed in the Albertville Olympics. He lives in London with his partner and three small children. When he used to have spare time he climbed, skied, read and travelled voraciously.