Ebel has 25 years of experience as a strategy consultant. In 2005, Ebel co-founded Spring Associates, a strategy consultancy with deep expertise in sustainability and energy, part of which became MJ Hudson Spring last summer. Besides that, he is a founder and shareholder of several cleantech enterprises. Deeply interested in the interplay between the public good and entrepreneurship, he has board positions at the Alan Turing School, ANP, the European Press Prize and ESDEC. He holds an MA degree in philosophy (Leiden) and an MBA (Insead).