Jacob Simonsen has been the CEO of ARC since August 2018, with overall responsibility for waste to energy, waste collection, recycling stations, hazardous waste and landfill. Between Jan 2013 and Aug 2018 he was CEO of the Danish Waste Association, and before that, CEO of RemoSam, an association of 38 municipal and joint municipal waste companies and HZW-receiving stations in Denmark and in the Faroe Islands.
Earlier in his career Jacob was Senior academic manager / deputy head, COWI and a lawyer and economist at Dong.
Currently Jacob is Vice President of Municipal Waste Europe; Vice President of CEWEP; Deputy Chairman of NAF, the Nordic Waste Association; and Observer on the Board, DRH, Danish Residual Handling.
Jacob has an Executive Master of Corporate Communication (EMCC), Business School/Aarhus University, 2009-2011; a Cand. Merc. Jur., Copenhagen Business School, 1991-94, including one semester at University College Dublin. He was chosen as one of three Danish nationals to attend the International Graduate Diploma at the United World College of the Atlantic, Wales, and at the age of 16 he was an exchange student in Japan, living with a Japanese family and studying at the local Japanese school.
Jacob speaks Danish, English, Japanese and German, and his hobbies include his family, road cycling / running, reading, cooking, golf and he is a member of a local school board.