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Michiel van Ratingen

European New Car Assessment Programme
Secretary General

Michiel van Ratingen, PhD, PDEng, Msc (1966) studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and completed his PhD at Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined the Crash Safety Research and Development unit at TNO Automotive in 1995. In 2005 he became Technical Director at First Technology Safety Systems (FTSS, now Humanetics Innovative Solutions). He was appointed Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) based in Belgium in 2007. In this capacity, he also oversees Green NCAP, the new environmental performance programme for greener cars that was launched in 2019. Michiel is trustee of the Towards Zero Foundation, provides technical support to the Latin NCAP programme and was a Council member of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI).