BACK TO:  Automotive News Europe home   |  Photos Home

2011 Automotive News Europe Eurostars

First | Previous | 7 of 15 | Next  | Last

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

Sponsored by 

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
 
Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
Most Read
Zetsche done taking beating for Daimler double duty

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28 2015

image
Dieter Zetsche has been the whipping boy of the German premium auto industry for years, but that sho ...
 Read More ›

Why VW is closer than ever to global No. 1

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21 2015

image
Volkswagen Group has reason to celebrate. Toyota seemingly conceded the title of world's largest automaker to its German rival 21 days into the new year. ...
 Read More ›

Farewell to an auto PR legend

Luca Ciferri
8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21 2015

image
Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski even literally crashing into an auto show ...
 Read More ›

Jeep uses Paris boat show to gain traction

Bruce Gain
6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16 2015

image
Jeep hopes its role as a marketing partner at the Nautic in Paris, one of Europe's biggest boat show ...
 Read More ›

So what is a Bentayga?

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2015

image
When it comes to quirky names for SUVs, Volkswagen Group has the market pretty well cornered. Now we ...
 Read More ›

Zetsche, Tesla's Musk have similar timetables for self-driving cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2015

image
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have very similar timetables for when they think autonomous cars will be on the road. ...
 Read More ›

Why Jaguar's founder would love the F-Pace

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2015

image
Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum believes that company founder Sir William Lyons would approve of t ...
 Read More ›

Zetsche rejoices in U.S. rebound

Christiaan Hetzner
5:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2015

image
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche expects the U.S. ...
 Read More ›

Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7 2015

image
BMW may decide this year whether to launch a new range-topping sedan. ...
 Read More ›

Nissan offers rare peek into battery making

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2014

image
A rare tour of Nissan's UK battery plant demonstrated how tricky it is to build the product. ...
 Read More ›