Ignite Power’s team comprises of leading professionals with years of experience in the finance, energy, and impact investing sectors
A seasoned executive with vast experience in project development globally. Developed and implemented over 180 clean energy projects (US$1bn+). Recognized with multiple finance structuring awards in the energy sector, including Best project Developer of Point Carbon, Gold Award, Environmental Markets Winner, granted by Energy Business Asia and UK 7th best place to work. MBA (with Distinction), London Business School.
Previously Investment Director at Generation Investment Management, leading sustainability-focused investment management firm (AUM US $18.5 BN). Investment Committee member of Microvest Fund and YPO Global Diplomacy Chair. Emerging markets investor and economic development expert, previously debt and multi- asset class teams at Goldman Sachs.
Founder and CEO of Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network for asset managers. In 2013, named Chairman of the Milken Institute’s Access to Global Capital Initiative, bringing together multinational firms and emerging market governments. Through Liquidnet for Good, founded the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
Michael is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory and speaking services. He is Founder and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information and research on clean energy and transportation. Michael founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and was Chairman and CEO until selling the company to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He remained CEO until 2014, before becoming Chairman of the Advisory Board, a role he held until the end of 2017.
James is a barrister, policy adviser, and entrepreneur. He founded Climate Change Capital and served as chairman. He founded Baker & McKenzie’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice, the Centre for International Law, FIELD, and AOSIS, all with the help of others. He was a member of UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and the GE’s Ecomagination board. He is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. He is currently an executive fellow at Yale. He is chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Agrica.