Michael Liebelson is the senior advisor at Monolith, where he leads the effort to site and develop the company’s first commercial-scale carbon black facility, and also collaborates closely with management to drive corporate growth strategy. Mr. Liebelson has more than 25 years of experience in energy project development and financing, including the commercial development of chemical, refinery and process technologies. Most recently, Mr. Liebelson held executive vice president and chief development officer positions at Foster Wheeler AG and NRG Energy, where he launched and was president of NRG Solar, and provided executive sponsorship for the carbon capture project at one of NRG’s coal-fired power stations. He is a co-founder of LS Power Corporation and co-managed the company during its early growth period that saw the successful development and financing of several natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration and power plant projects. Early in his career, Mr. Liebelson held engineering, finance and management positions with Exxon and Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Mr. Liebelson earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at UC Berkeley, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.