Michael Liebreich is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of research for senior decision-makers in clean energy and transportation. He is also a Board Member of Transport for London, the capital’s transport authority, a member of the high-level advisory board of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and holds a variety of other directory and advisory positions in business and the non-profit sector.
Liebreich founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until selling it to Bloomberg LP in 2009. Now called Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the business is headquartered in London, with over 200 staff working out of 13 offices globally; its clients include most of the major ministries, investors, energy and technology companies in transport and energy.
Liebreich also serves on the High-Level Advisory Group for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and he founded and chairs three charities: Finance for Resilience (FiRe), the Swiss-based EcoVillages Association and the Liebreich Foundation. He chairs the selection committee for the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers, which are announced each year at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab. Liebreich was a founding Board Member of the Dubai-based Middle East Clean Energy Business Council and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. He has recently joined the advisory board of Bright Blue’s Green Conservatism Project and is a founding Advisory Board Member of Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER).
Liebreich has in the past served on the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative‘s Energy and Climate Change working group, as well as on the selection panels for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers. He was a long-time member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils for Sustainable Energy and the New Energy Architecture, where he helped launch an initiative which led to WTO negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (expected to conclude in a trade deal before the end of 2016). Michael has also been a member of the Accenture Energy Board and a member of the advisory panel for the INSEAD Energy Club.
Liebreich chairs St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation, a charity supporting research and teaching in colorectal medicine at St Mark’s Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS, currently launching the St Mark’s Institute for Bowel Disease.