Since I’ve gotten back into my Michael Liebreich interview series, I figured I should get this portion of it up while it’s still ripe. As we wrote last July, rumors were circulating that Michael might run for Mayor of London. Naturally, I was eager to find out if they were unfounded rumors, if he was planning to run, or if it was something in the middle. It was apparently something in the middle.
Rather than simply answering “yes,” “no,” or “maybe,” however, Michael explained a bit why a run for mayor is a possibility for him, and what he really wants:
Note that, aside from founding what is now Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael is on the board of Transport for London, and he has been living in London almost his entire life. He has been giving back to it in a number of ways in recent years.
Also, Wikipedia notes: “In June 2014, he was reported to have higher odds of winning than better known politicians including David Lammy and George Galloway according to data from bookmaker Paddy Power.”
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