Ebbie Haan joined Shell straight after graduation in 1982 (Msc. Geology degree from State University in Utrecht in The Netherlands) and worked for them for 26 years till 2008.
At Shell he occupied different positions from technical to senior management functions, all on international upstream projects. This also included a number of foreign assignments (Sultanate of Oman, USA, Malaysia, Gabon and Algeria)
From 2008-2014, Ebbie held the position of Managing Director Sasol EP International and managed Sasol Group global upstream business based in Johannesburg.
He was appointed Chief Growth Officer at Maersk Oil in 2015 and in that capacity he was accountable for the integrated Maersk Oil growth programme including Global Exploration, Business Development and Acquisitions & Divestitures
He retired early from Maersk early 2017 and since then has acted as an advisor for a PE firm building an African investment portfolio and is a board member of the WEIR Group and more recently ORCA Exploration. He also teaches as visiting lecturer at WBS in the Energy Leadership Programme.