Mike Segal

Founder & Chairman

Mike Segal founded LS Power in 1990 and has more than four decades of experience in the power industry. Under Mr. Segal’s leadership, LS Power has grown to become one of the largest independent power and energy infrastructure developers in the United States, involved in the development of fossil-fired and renewable power plants as well as major transmission projects across the nation. Additionally, the Firm launched LS Power Equity Advisors in 2005, through which it has raised $8.6 billion in committed equity capital for its power and energy infrastructure-focused private equity investment strategy. Since its inception, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 39,000 MW of power generation and 560 miles of transmission assets throughout the United States. Towards its endeavors, LS Power has raised more than $39 billion in debt and equity financing.

Prior to LS Power, Mr. Segal served as Co-Head of Commercial Union Energy Corporation where led their investments in power generation projects. Before that, Mr. Segal was President of The Energy Systems Company, a private developer of cogeneration projects. He also held various positions, including General Manager of Power Generation and Systems Planning, with LEMCO Engineers, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to LEMCO, Mr. Segal worked for the Department of Energy in the former Soviet Union.

Mr. Segal received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kharkov Polytech Institute in the Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 and is a United States citizen.