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The 2011 Eurostars stand out because of their ability to exceed expectations and their willingness to make bold decisions. People smirked when Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said he wanted the German automaker to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. No one is smirking anymore. The other 14 Eurostars chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe have reached equally impressive results in the face of huge challenges. Automotive News Europe, PwC and Siemens are proud to present the 14th annual Eurostars awards at a private dinner on Sept. 12 in Frankfurt.

Sales & Marketing Executive: Paul Philpott

Kia Europe COO

Paul Philpott, 45, has improved Kia's new-car sales with bold decisions such as the launch of a seven-year warranty on all cars the Korean brand sells in Europe. This move won Kia a lot attention and improved its brand awareness and sales.

Group CEO: Martin Winterkorn
Group CEO: Martin Winterkorn
Car Division CEO: Jerome Olive
Car Division CEO: Jerome Olive
CFO: Axel Strotbek
CFO: Axel Strotbek
Purchasing Executive: Herbert Diess
Purchasing Executive: Herbert Diess
Manufacturing Executive: Magnus Hellsten
Manufacturing Executive: Magnus Hellsten
R&D Executive: Joseph Bakaj
R&D Executive: Joseph Bakaj
Sales & Marketing Executive: Paul Philpott
Sales & Marketing Executive: Paul Philpott
Project Leader/Individual Car: Gunnar Herrmann
Project Leader/Individual Car: Gunnar Herrmann
European Region Leader: Colin Dodge
European Region Leader: Colin Dodge
Design: Laurens van den Acker
Design: Laurens van den Acker
Supplier CEO: Franz Fehrenbach
Supplier CEO: Franz Fehrenbach
Supplier Division Head: Beda Bolzenius
Supplier Division Head: Beda Bolzenius
EV Project Leader: Pierre Loing
EV Project Leader: Pierre Loing
Emerging Market Executive: Bo Andersson
Emerging Market Executive: Bo Andersson
Entrepreneur: Henrik Fisker
Entrepreneur: Henrik Fisker
 
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