Michael Liebreich is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, Founder and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and a Board Member of Transport for London. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College's Energy Futures Lab, and a member of the high-level advisory group for the UN Secretary General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Liebreich serves on the advisory boards of The Hawthorn Club, an international network for professional women in the energy industry, Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), Shell New Energies, the OECD Centre on Green Finance, Imperial College’s Masters programme in Climate Finance and Management and Ignite Power, a fast-growing provider of distributed solar power in Africa. He is also an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and a Strategic Committee Member for the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (Solar Impulse Foundation). He is also Founder and Chairman of the Liebreich Foundation, Association EcoVillages and traveltech startup, Pearlshare. Previous roles include serving on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Energy and the New Energy Architecture and on the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative Energy and Climate Change Working Group. Prior to founding Bloomberg New Energy Finance, he helped build over 25 companies as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and executive, and before that he worked for McKinsey and Company. Liebreich has an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he won the Wyatt Prize for Engineering and the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics. He has an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. He skied for Great Britain at the 1992 Albertville Olympics.