Navigating Energy


Michael Liebelson

Operating Partner

Michael is an Operating Partner with Azimuth and has more than 35 years of experience in the energy sector, both fossil and renewable, including Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer positions in two publicly-traded companies, NRG Energy and Foster Wheeler AG; co-founding and co-managing a highly successful and innovative independent power company, LS Power Corporation; creating the independent power business of a technology-based boiler manufacturer, Ahlstrom-Pyropower; and acting as a hands-on senior advisor to two startup companies, Monolith Materials and Steelhead LNG.  In addition, Michael has made recent investments in several technology companies, including Zanskar Geothermal and Minerals (geothermal exploration) and Nature’s Fynd (alternative food protein). Michael earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with Honors from UC Berkeley, and an MBA in Finance from Wharton.