Albert de Haan

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Albert de Haan
Occupation Managing Director
Employer Carbon Rooster
Location Beets, The Netherlands
LinkedIn Profile

Albert de Haan is managing director of Carbon Rooster, an advisory services firm in the carbon trading space.


A financial and environmental markets industry veteran, de Haan was previously co-founder of European Climate Exchange (ECX) and commercial director of ECX where he served from 2004 to 2008.

Born in 1954, de Haan began his career as a trader in bank notes and bullion at ABN bank in 1974. From 1974 through 1980, he worked as a forward trader at ABN Rotterdam. From 1980 to 1985, de Haan worked at Slavenburg Bank and became head of the dealing room in 1983 after the firm's name was changed to Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland.

From 1985 to 2004 he served as deputy head of the dealing room for Mees & Hope Rotterdam. In 1992, de Haan was appointed European head of forex and short-term interest rates at Mees & Hope. After the merger that created MeesPierson, he became global head sales and marketing global financial markets MeesPierson in 1994.

He also served as head of business development global financial markets at Fortis, responsible for starting its energy trading desk in Amsterdam in 2000.

In 2001, de Haan served as a member of the advisory board of FinEdge BV Rotterdam, providing currency overlay models for Fortis Asset Management with Shell Pension Fund and Global Markets Brussels. In 2003, de Haan helped create and operate the Fortis Carbon Banking Venture.[1]



  1. biography. Carbon Rooster.