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Chairman of the Advisory Board
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. Michael founded the company as New Energy Finance in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009.
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. 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.
He is a former member of a number of boards and groups namely, the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy and Climate Change working group, the selection panel for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for the New Energy Architecture.
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.
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).
Peter Littlewood is a member of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the former Group Director – Operations for the CLP Group. He was responsible for developing power projects in Hong Kong, China, India, Australia and other Asia Pacific countries over a 40-year career in the power industry that has seen the start of a transition from fossil fuels to renewable technology. He developed projects using conventional, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar and biomass technologies during the period when CLP became the largest international investor in the Asia Pacific power market and the largest external investor in the China power market. He holds an MA Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and attended the Harvard Business School.
Carmen Becerril is a member of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Carmen completed her law degree at the University Autónoma of Madrid and holds a MBA in Senior Management from IESE Business School. From 1986 she worked in economic areas of the Spanish government, where her final roles included General Director of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) and General Director for Energy and Mining Policy at the Finance Ministry . She belongs to the State Senior Civil Administrators Corps and the Madrid Autonomous Region Senior Technician Corps. In June 2014 she was appointed member of the Board of Directors at ACCIONA, S.A, and has also served on the boards of REE, CLH and ENRESA. In February 2016 she joined BNEF’s Advisory Board.
Head of BNEF
Jon Moore joined Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2008. Jon has spent the last 8 years monitoring investment trends in the global energy markets. Prior to BNEF, Jon had more than 20 years experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, serving clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Jon’s career started with a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice. This was followed by a decade where Jon was CEO of a business consulting firm, m.a.partners, providing services to the global capital markets community. Jon has a B Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University.
• 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.
Head of Analysis and Transformation
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.
Head of Americas and Head of Policy
• Key energy policy developments impacting renewables
• 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.
Head of EMEA
• 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.
Head of Operations
• Renewable energy
• Natural gas
• Power markets
• Carbon pricing
Milo Sjardin is Head of Operations for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in London. Previously Milo led the North American analysis team out of New York and analysed carbon markets out of London followed by the role of Head of Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. 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.
Head of Product
Albert is Head of Product Management 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.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Arlinda Mezini has spent over a decade in global marketing and communications for professional services organisations, partnering with teams and audiences across continents.
Arlinda leads BNEF’s marketing team and is responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and campaigns. Prior to joining BNEF, Arlinda was director of marketing and communications at CEB, a best practice insight and technology company. She started her career as a researcher and analyst in Financial Services and emerging market project financing, and has experience across marketing, research, and product development and management. Arlinda holds a BBA in International Business and Italian Language and Literature from The George Washington University, in Washington DC, and is based in London, United Kingdom.
Summit Program Director
William is part of the product management team at BNEF and is the program director for the Summit meetings in New York, London and Shanghai.
Previously he was BNEF’s chief of staff during the integration of NEF and Bloomberg. Prior to that he led the company’s Wind Insight service having been instrumental in its launch in 2007 and its subsequent rapid growth.
William holds an MA Hons in Modern History from Oxford University.
Head of Solar
Jenny Chase launched the Solar 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 MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England.
Global Head of Executive Insights
• 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.
Head of Australia
• 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.
Head of India and APAC Gas & Power
• Natural gas
• Power markets
• Renewable/alternative energy
• 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.
Head of Nuclear
• 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.
Head of North America
• US energy mix
• Clean energy financing
• Evolutions in the power industry
• Carbon and emissions
Amy Grace is head of North America, based in New York. She is also a specialist in North and South American energy policy and economics, and U.S.-China wind energy trade issues. Amy has spoken at numerous international conferences and been quoted extensively in the media.
Head of Asia
• Asia energy policy
• China energy and environment
Justin Wu is Head of APAC and formerly head of Asia and wind analysis, leading a global team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the APAC region. 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.
Head of Advanced Transportation
• First and second generation biofuels
• Electrified transport and energy market impacts
• EV batteries
• Fuel cell vehicles
• New mobility business models
• Long term fuel displacement analysis
Head of Japan
• 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.
Head of Energy Smart Technologies
• 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.
Head of European Policy
• Energy and climate policy in Europe, the Middle East & Africa
• Regulatory impact on clean energy markets
• European power markets
Victoria heads up the EMEA Policy team, analysing the impact of policy developments on energy markets and investment. She joined BNEF in 2009 as an editor and her reports have analysed topics as diverse as EU state aid, small modular reactors, carbon policies around the world, energy in Nigeria, renewables in Russia and fracking in Mexico. Victoria has deep knowledge of EU policy-making having spent four years as an editor working with the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. Victoria holds an MPhil in Linguistics and an MA in Linguistics, French and Italian from the University of Cambridge. She also has an MA in Management from the University of Durham.
Head of Wind
• European and global energy policy
• Supply chain strategy
• Asset valuation and auction pricing
• Offshore wind
David Hostert leads a global team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the onshore and offshore wind industry. He is also a specialist in European energy policy, auction design, and supply chain strategy. David holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Philosophy & Economics. He is fluent in English, German and French.