Michael Wilshire

Head of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Michael is Global Head of Analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance where he leads BNEF’s research teams covering renewable energy generation, energy-smart technologies (including smart grid, lighting, storage and demand management) and advanced transportation. He has experience as an energy policy maker, in both government and industry as well as two decades of consulting experience at McKinsey where he was a Partner.

Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the late 1980s providing advice to Government Ministers on a range of policy initiatives. These included one of the earliest privatisations (Amersham International) which became the foundation for much of the UK’s subsequent privatisation programme. He also worked on the deregulation of the energy sector, renewable energy and nuclear policy and the sale of the electricity industry. He was Principal Secretary to the Minister of State for Oil and Gas and subsequently Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary for Energy.

Subsequently, Michael joined McKinsey, advising clients across the energy, technology and telecommunications industries. He has worked for businesses and governments in over 20 different countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US on strategic, operational, marketing and technology issues.

Michael has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, as well as an MBA from the London Business School.