Jacob Bangsgaard

EIT Venture Award Jury Member

Jacob Bangsgaard is Executive Director for SAE International in Europe. The key areas of expertise for SAE in Europe are within automotive and ICT and related to electrification, automation, and connectivity.

Before joining SAE Mr Bangsgaard was for five years the CEO of ERTICO, an ITS multi-sector platform with 120 partners from more than 25 countries.

Mr Bangsgaard was from 2010-2016 Director General of FIA Region I and responsible for EMEA. Before becoming Director General he worked as Director of International Relations at the FIA Foundation where he was responsible for new vehicle safety technologies.

He worked for ERTICO from 2001-2006 as Director of International Affairs and responsible for the international deployment support for ITS on markets like China, India, Russia, and Brazil. He has also worked for two years in the European Commission Transport Directorate.

Jacob Bangsgaard was for seven years (2015-2022) President of the MaaS Alliance and Board member of INATBA (International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications). He was on the Board of Euro NCAP from 2010-2016 and Secretary General of the Belgian association eSafetyAware from 2009-2016.

Mr Bangsgaard is a Danish national with a university background in international economics.