British National Michael Liebreich is Executive director of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the worlds largest advisory body for carbon markets and 'low carbon' technologies. He is an authority on low carbon tech and carbon trading and has advised the UN and US Senate. Previously he has been a successful venture capitalist, now seeing carbon markets as one of the most profitable and fast expanding areas to invest into.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's website:
- Michael serves as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Alternative Energies, Advisory Board Member for the Energy and Climate Change working group for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Steering Group Member for a number of International Energy Agency Renewable Energy Technology Development projects. He is on the Selection Committees for the 2009 Zayed Future Energy Prize and for the annual Euromoney and Ernst and Young Global Renewable Energy Awards. Michael is a member of the Energy Leadership Forum of E+Co, an NGO which finances clean energy in the developing world, and an Advisory Board Member of the Wilderhill New Energy Global Innovation Index.
Michael is a frequent keynote speaker, Chair of the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit and Co-Chair of Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street 2008. He is regularly quoted in the press and has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CBS and CNN. Michael has testified to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and addressed the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Meeting of Ministers and numerous other governmental and multilateral bodies.
Prior to founding New Energy Finance in 2004 Michael helped to build over 25 companies as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and executive. From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television and Founding Director of Sports News Television. He acted as Non-Executive Director of Interactive Investor and was UK Managing Director of a division of Groupe Arnault which invested $700m of technology venture capital. Before that Michael spent five years in the London office of McKinsey and Company. He is a two-time finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
- New Energy Finance, Our Team Michael Liebreich Accessed 30/01/10