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The 2012 Eurostars distinguished themselves through their ability to beat expectations and by their willingness to take risks to make their companies better. Under CEO Carlos Ghosn in 2011, Renault set a new record for global vehicle sales and Nissan achieved an all-time high for European sales. Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller guided the sports car brand to new records for vehicle sales and operating profit last year. The other 12 Eurostars have reached equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe, PwC and Siemens honored the winners at an awards dinner on Sept. 26 in Paris.

Project Leader for Car
Ulrich Widmann

Ulrich Widmann, Audi Head of Dep. Project Steering

In Ulrich Widmann, Audi has a talented engineer who understands how to create a car that is a winner with customers and critics. Widmann led the development of the Q3 premium compact SUV, which is now outselling its chief rival, the BMW X1. Widmann's wide array of engineering skills benefited the Q3: The car is the most aerodynamic in its segment and EuroNCAP judged it as one of the safest models in the small 4x4 category.

Bodo Uebber
CFO<br>Bodo Uebber
Emerging Market Executive
Bruno Ancelin
Emerging Market Executive<br>Bruno Ancelin
Group CEO
Carlos Ghosn
Group CEO<br>Carlos Ghosn
Gerry McGovern
Designer<br>Gerry McGovern
Purchasing Executive
Ian Harnett
Purchasing Executive<br>Ian Harnett
Social Media Executive
Isabelle Cahu Bernabe
Social Media Executive<br>Isabelle Cahu Bernabe
Supplier CEO
Jan Carlson
Supplier CEO<br>Jan Carlson
Supplier Division CEO
Jose Avila
Supplier Division CEO<br>Jose Avila
Sales & Marketing Executive
Juergen Stackmann
Sales & Marketing Executive<br>Juergen Stackmann
Manufacturing Executive
Kook-Hyun Shim
Manufacturing Executive<br>Kook-Hyun Shim
Car Division CEO
Matthias Mueller
Car Division CEO<br>Matthias Mueller
Lifetime Achievement
Lorenzo Ramaciotti
Lifetime Achievement<br>Lorenzo Ramaciotti
Superluxury Executive
Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes
Superluxury Executive<br>Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes
Project Leader for Car
Ulrich Widmann
Project Leader for Car<br>Ulrich Widmann
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