Michiel den Haan

Senior Advisor / Modeller

Why did you choose Quintel Intelligence?

Quintel's goal to speed up the transition to a climate neutral society greatly appeals to me. Our free and open source Energy Transition Model makes the complex field of energy accessible to everyone and helps translating ideas into actions.

What do you value most in people?

Sincerity and a sense of perspective.

What would you bring to an uninhabited island?

Nothing. What could the smartest, richest and most famous person on the island wish for?

Tell us a fun fact...

The national emblem of Scotland is a thistle. Legend has it that in the 13th century, invading Vikings tried to ambush the Scottish army in the middle of the night. Their attempt was foiled because one of the Viking soldiers stepped on a thistle. The soldier cried out in pain, alerting the sleeping Scots.

What is your favourite quote?

“How small a thought it takes to fill a life.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein


  • MSc Logic
  • MSc Economics


  • Policy Officer Sustainable Energy at Ministry of Economic Affairs

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