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Advisory Board

Michael Liebreich
Michael Liebreich
Chairman of the Advisory Board
@MLiebreich

Michael is Chairman of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the definitive source of insight, news and data on the transformation of the energy sector. 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.

Jim Rogers
James Rogers
Member of the Advisory Board

Jim Rogers is a member of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the former chairman of the board for Duke Energy. Prior to being elected chairman in January 2007, he also served as Duke Energy’s president and CEO from April 2006 until his retirement on July 1, 2013. Rogers served as a CEO in the utility industry for 25 years. Over that period, he delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on sustainable growth and executing a series of well-timed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2013, Rogers was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers in recognition of his 25 years of service and exemplary contributions to the electric utility industry. In addition, the Alliance to Save Energy honored Rogers with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nobuo Tanaka
Nobuo Tanaka
Member of the Advisory Board

Nobuo Tanaka is a member of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. He is a former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to August 2011. He is also Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo, as of April 1, 2013. He has a long career especially in trade negotiation at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Management

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Head of BNEF
Jon Moore

London

Jon has over 20 years’ experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, serving clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon’s career started with a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years helping build the Asian Financial Services practice. This was followed by a decade where Jon was co-founder then CEO of a business consulting firm, m.a.partners, which provided services to the global capital markets community. Jon has a B Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University and has attended professional development classes at Harvard and NYU.

mccrone
Chief Editor
Angus McCrone

London

TOPICS
• World clean energy investment trends
• Financing of clean energy projects in Europe
• Clean energy jobs
• Wave and tidal energy
• Clean energy share price trends

Angus has overall editing responsibility for BNEF’s research and newsletters on clean energy, carbon and power. Before joining New Energy Finance in January 2007, Angus was a financial journalist for UK national newspapers for 18 years. In 1998-2007, he also worked as a senior economist for CEBR, a leading London based think tank, and as director of a start-up FSA authorised financial services firm.

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Head of Renewables
Michael Wilshire

London

Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham International), as well as deregulation of the gas industry, renewable energy, nuclear policy and the financing and privatisation of the electricity industry. During that period he was also private secretary to both the Minister of State for Energy and the Permanent Secretary.

Ethan Zindler
Head of Americas and Head of Policy
Ethan Zindler
@EthanAll

Washington, DC

TOPICS
• Key energy policy developments impacting renewables
• Biofuels
• Energy efficiency

Ethan is Head of Policy Analysis with responsibility for managing coverage of key policy developments globally impacting renewables, biofuels, and energy efficiency. Ethan’s particular area of expertise is US clean energy policy and he has testified on clean energy issues before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee as well as the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Ethan previously served in the Clinton White House.

Seb Henbest
Head of EMEA
Seb Henbest
@SebHenbest

London

TOPICS
• Energy economics
• Climate science
• Energy and climate policy
• Carbon markets
• Power markets

Seb Henbest is Head of EMEA for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, previously Head of Cross-Sector Research responsible for taking a holistic view across renewable and conventional energy markets. From 2008 to 2012, Seb led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s work on Australia, founding its Sydney office in 2009. Seb has undergraduate degrees in physics and Latin from Adelaide University, a masters degree in atmospheric science from Monash, and a graduate degree in international relations from Cambridge University.

Milo Sjardin
Head of APAC
Milo Sjardin

Singapore

TOPICS
• Asia Pacific energy policy
• Renewable energy
• Natural gas
• Power markets
• Carbon pricing

Milo Sjardin is Head of Asia Pacific for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in Singapore. Previously Milo led the North American analysis team out of New York and analysed carbon markets out of London. He also worked as a consultant for Enviros Consulting advising companies on clean energy and emission trading strategies. Milo has an undergraduate degree in Physics and a Masters in Energy and Resources from Utrecht University.

Albert Cheung
Head of Product
Albert Cheung

London

Albert is Head of Product Management & Marketing at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, with overall responsibility for product strategy and development. Albert joined Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2009 to build the Energy Smart Technologies research practice, which he led for five years. Albert has previously worked at Booz & Co. and studied for his BA and MEng in Electrical & Information Engineering at Cambridge University and MIT.

Sarah Bryce
Head of Marketing & Communications
Sarah Bryce

London

Sarah Bryce has been in the energy sector for more than ten years, working across five continents. Sarah is responsible for external communications, media relations, marketing and events strategy at BNEF. Prior to BNEF, Sarah was Director of Marketing and Events at the Global Wind Energy Council. Sarah holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and a MsC from the University of Bath.

Lead Analysts

Jenny Chase
Head of Solar
Jenny Chase

Zurich

Jenny Chase launched the Solar Insight Service in early 2006 and has led it ever since. She covers demand, supply, price, technology, investment and trends for photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity generation, and has analysts on three continents with backup from BNEF’s international resources. Jenny holds a BA in Physical Sciences and an MSci in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Nat Bullard
Director of Content
Nathaniel Bullard
@SolarConstant

Hong Kong

TOPICS
• Energy developments in Asia
• Emerging technologies in power generation / power ICT
• Alternative financing (crowdfunding, community aggregation)
• Industrial design in energy
• Changing consumer behavior in energy markets

Director of Content for BNEF. Joined the firm in 2007, and was based in Washington DC and San Francisco before relocating to Hong Kong. A former solar analyst, he now covers energy developments across Asia. He has been cited numerous times in The Economist and The New York Times among other outlets, and has appears regularly on Bloomberg TV.

Kobad Bhavnagri
Head of Australia
Kobad Bhavnagri
@kobadb

Sydney

TOPICS
• Australian renewable energy market
• Australian carbon policy
• Australian energy sector

Kobad Bhavnagri is the Head of Australia for Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s and developed the company’s economic modelling expertise in solar PV and the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target. Kobad has worked in the energy and finance industries since 2003 as an engineer, management consultant and analyst. He has an academic background in engineering and environmental studies and specialises in energy economics, markets and policy.

Jun Ying
Head of China
Jun Ying

Beijing

TOPICS
• China energy and climate policy
• China power market outlook
• China renewable energy market outlook
• Other China-related macro trends

Jun joined BNEF in London in January 2005 and in May 2007 he relocated to Beijing to open up and run the China office. Prior to BNEF, Jun worked for five years at the Bank of China, Head Office. Jun holds an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Economics from UIBE in Beijing.

Ashish Sethia
Head of India and APAC Gas & Power
Ashish Sethia
@asethia

New Delhi

TOPICS
• Natural gas
• Power markets
• Renewable/alternative energy
• Coal
• Asset valuation

Ashish Sethia, APAC Lead–Gas & Power Markets & India Country Manager with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, analyses demand-supply fundamentals, asset valuations and policy developments in the natural gas, power and renewable energy markets. Previously, he was part of Logica’s global specialist group on smart grids and emissions management solutions. Ashish also headed up the commercial operations of one of India’s largest power distribution companies. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, he has a first class degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering and a MBA in Finance.

Harry Boyle
Head of Applied Research
Harry Boyle
@imbiebering

London

TOPICS
• Clean energy consulting / applied research
• Transport and biofuels (biodiesel, ethanol, HVO, etc.)
• Biomass-to-power and waste-to-energy industries
• Institutional investment and energy regulation
• Commodity price forecasting and supply and demand analysis

Harry Boyle, specialises in energy-sector economic, financial and strategic applied research. Recent projects have addressed how to drive institutional investor capital into alternative energy and transport system forecasts. He has recently been cited in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York Times. Harry holds a Masters’ degree in Modern History from the University of St Andrews.

Chris Gadomski
Head of Nuclear
Chris Gadomski
@bnefnuc

San Francisco

TOPICS
• Nuclear investment
• Nuclear technology, O&M, and decommissioning
• Nuclear market assessment

Chris Gadomski directs the firm’s nuclear research team in forecasting global investment in new build, innovative technologies and decommissioning. As a business development consultant, Chris spent 25 years working with multinational firms, UNDP, World Bank, US DOE, and the UNDP/GEF on energy and environment projects. Gadomski joined the faculty at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs in 2005 where he teaches graduate courses on energy.

Michel Di Capua
Head of North America
Michel Di Capua

New York

TOPICS
• US energy mix
• Clean energy financing
• Evolutions in the power industry
• Carbon and emissions

Michel Di Capua oversees an analyst team focused on research and analysis into North American renewable energy and environmental markets. Michel’s previous professional experience includes solar energy project development with Tata Power in India and strategy consulting for the telecom industry. Michel has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard, a Masters in Literature from Columbia, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Konrad Hanschmidt
Head of Carbon Markets
Konrad Hanschmidt
@khanschmidt

London

TOPICS
• EU carbon market
• EU power market
• Global carbon policy
• Asia-Pacific carbon markets
• North America carbon markets

Konrad Hanschmidt, the head of carbon markets’ analysis in Bloomberg New Energy Finance, looks after the analysis output teams in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Before becoming responsible for the companies entire carbon research, Konrad led the analysis of the biggest cap-and-trade market, the EU ETS. Konrad holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Liverpool University and a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Technology from City University.

Justin Wu
Head of Wind
Justin Wu
@wujjus

Hong Kong

TOPICS
• Wind industry and technology
• Wind supply chain strategy
• Asia energy policy
• China energy and environment

Justin Wu is Head of Wind Analysis, leading a global team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the wind industry. He is a also specialist in Chinese energy policy and US-China clean energy trade issues. Justin has been quoted extensively in international media and has testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on competitiveness and collaboration between the US and China on clean energy.

Alejandro Zamorano
Head of Advanced Transportation
Alejandro Zamorano
@alejozamorano

New York

TOPICS
• First generation biofuels
• Next generation biofuels and biochemicals
• Biomass to power
• Waste to energy

Alejandro Zamorano is an Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in New York City. He conducts research and analysis related to bioenergy markets in North America, focusing mainly on first and next-generation biofuels. Alejandro tracks and examines bioenergy technologies, in commercial and private sectors, by examining feedstock cost, conversion cost, capital cost and revenues from final product distribution. He also measures production and distribution margins as well as investment trends in each bioenergy pathway.

Ali Izadi
Head of Japan
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi

Tokyo

TOPICS
• Nuclear restart & LNG demand
• Renewable energy economics
• Electricity market reform
• Advanced transportation deployment

Ali oversees an analyst team focused on research and analysis of Japan’s energy sector. His prior experience includes working at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems. Ali has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in Materials Science from Meijo University.

Tom Rowlands-Rees
Head of Energy Smart Technologies
Thomas Rowlands-Rees

London

TOPICS
• Smart metering
• Demand response
• Energy storage market, technologies and applications
• Energy efficiency business models/technologies
• Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Tom manages Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Energy Smart Technologies (EST) team. The EST team provides analysis of developments in smart grid, energy storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles and an integrated view on how these relate to the broader evolution of the energy industry. Within the team he is responsible for coverage on energy efficiency.

Anna Czajkowska
Head of European Policy
Anna Czajkowska

London

TOPICS
• European energy and climate policy
• Regulatory impact on clean energy markets
• European power markets

Anna Czajkowska has been working on BNEF’s policy analysis for over five years, focusing on regulatory developments driving investments to the clean energy sector in Europe. Based in London, she currently leads crossteam efforts to provide a policy-specific service to the company’s clients. She is also a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report (AR5). She holds a Master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Charles Blanchard
Head of Gas
Charles Blanchard

New York

TOPICS
• Wellhead economics, production/decline curve modeling
• Gas/NGL processing
• Chemicals/petrochemicals

Charlie oversees quantitative research into gas and NGL markets at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has developed models to predict drilling activity and rig movements, coal plant retirements and the energy intensity of several heavy industrial processes. Prior to Bloomberg, Charlie covered Russian equities at Troika Dialog (now a Sberbank subsidiary). He holds a Master’s in Economics from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s from Dickinson College.