The members of the vehicle crash testing and safety assessment organisation Euro NCAP have elected Niels Ebbe Jacobsen as their new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jacobsen is the CEO of International Consumer Research & Testing, a UK-based independent consumer consortium with more than 30 members worldwide. ICRT is one of the founding members of Euro NCAP and continues to hold a seat on the board.
Before Jacobsen came to ICRT, he was a Director at Consumer Reports, the largest consumer organisation and a leading car testing organisation in the US and led the test and research department at The Danish Consumer Council.
“Unlike many Euro NCAP Board members, I do not have deep expertise in car safety, but with decades of experience in board and leadership positions,” he explained. “I hope to bring other elements into play. This includes focus on vision, mission, strategy and governance as well as a broader consumer perspective in mobility and change driven by new technology like sensors, digitalization and AI. For in-depth expertise in car safety, I will continue to trust in my fellow Euro NCAP Board members and a continued well-led Euro NCAP Secretariat.”