Jacob Bangsgaard appointed CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe

9 January 2017  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

ERTICO – ITS Europe, the intelligent transport systems umbrella organisation, has announced the appointment of Jacob Bangsgaard as Chief Executive Officer.

Jacob Bangsgaard appointed CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe

(Credit: ERTICO – ITS Europe)

Jacob Bangsgaard, former Director General of FIA Region I, has been named Chief Executive Officer of ERTICO – ITS Europe, a public-private partnership of 120 organisations facilitating the deployment of intelligent transports systems (ITS) in Europe. Bangsgaard succeeds Hermann Meyer who took up the CEO role in February 2008.

Jacob Bangsgaard succeeds Hermann Meyer ERTICO CEO since 2008

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics and 25 years’ experience working in Brussels on transport and mobility issues.

He has been Director General, Region I, of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) since 2010, he is the President of the MaaS Alliance and a member of the ERTICO Supervisory Board since 2012.

“Jacob will further evolve the ERTICO Partnership so that it can continue and further strengthen its mission to achieve effective and appropriate deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems”

Commenting on the appointment, Cees De Wijs, ERTICO Chairman, said: “It is with great pleasure that I announce Jacob Bangsgaard as new CEO of ERTICO. His strong track record of success as Director General at FIA Foundation made him the best candidate for the role. Mr Bangsgaard has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to design and lead strategies. I am most confident that Jacob will further evolve the ERTICO Partnership so that it can continue and further strengthen its mission to achieve effective and appropriate deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems.”

Jacob Bangsgaard added: “I have been involved in ERTICO for many years, as member of the ERTICO Supervisory Board and am delighted to have been chosen to lead the organisation in the next exciting phase of its journey. I look forward to working with the ERTICO Partners to achieve further success in the years to come.”

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