Matthijs is Partner and Founder of Spring Associates and leads the sustainability and cleant tech
innovation practice of the firm. His work for corporates and private equity firms has led to various global
collaborations regarding ESG, sustainability and the energy transition. Matthijs has many years of
experience in these areas, with a special focus on creating real and sustainable value opportunities.
Matthijs holds a number of advisory and board positions related to entrepreneurship or the community,
including the European Institute of Technology’s Climate KIC, SkyNRG and the INSEAD Alumni
Association in the Netherlands. He started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was part of the
global Energy Team. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Amsterdam and an
MBA from INSEAD, France.