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Meet the 2016 ANE Eurostars
The executives chosen as 2016 Eurostars have soared above their rivals by exceeding expectations. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has Mercedes-Benz poised to overtake BMW brand as the world’s top-selling premium carmaker four years ahead of schedule, regaining the title Mercedes lost in 2005. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson has guided the Swedish automaker to new sales records and has boosted its profit margin to the same level achieved by its much bigger rivals from Germany. Ford of Europe President Jim Farley ended the U.S. automaker’s years of losses in Europe in 2015 and in the April-June period his team set a new record for second-quarter pre-tax profit. And the strong personality Agneta Dahlgren has given to the designs of Renault’s compact vehicles is a big reason why Renault has risen one place to become Europe’s No. 2-selling brand after Volkswagen. The other 10 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe, have achieved equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners in Paris.

CFO
Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon


TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
COMPANY: PSA Group
Based: Paris, France
AGE: 51
NATIONALITY: French

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS De Chatillon started his automotive career with PSA Group in 1989 and has held various management positions with the Peugeot and Citroen brands in different areas of the company. While his main emphasis during nearly 30 years with PSA has been on finance, De Chatillon was managing director of Citroen in Belgium and Luxembourg from 2001 to 2006. He was appointed PSA’s group financial controller in 2007 and promoted to CFO in January 2012.

REASON FOR WINNING De Chatillon has played a key role in PSA’s impressive financial turnaround. The company’s automaking unit set a record for profitability in the first half with a 6.8 percent recurring operating margin. De Chatillon was the architect of the automaker’s 3 billion euro capital increase in May 2014 and had been instrumental in getting the entire PSA organization to operate as frugally and effectively as possible to maximize profits and eliminate waste.

GROUP CEO
Dieter Zetsche
GROUP CEO <br>Dieter Zetsche
SUPPLIER CEO
Jacques Aschenbroich
SUPPLIER CEO  <br>Jacques Aschenbroich
CFO
Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon
CFO <br> Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon
DESIGN
Agneta Dahlgren
DESIGN <br>Agneta Dahlgren
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR
Uwe Ernstberger
PROJECT LEADER  INDIVIDUAL CAR <br>Uwe Ernstberger
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD
Jim Farley
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD <br>Jim Farley
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Joachim Milberg
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT <br>Joachim Milberg
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Peter Mertens
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT <br>Peter Mertens
CONNECTED CAR
Christoph Grote
CONNECTED CAR <br>Christoph Grote
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Andy Goss
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE <br>Andy Goss
SUPERLUXURY CEO
Mike Flewitt
SUPERLUXURY CEO <br>Mike Flewitt
CAR DIVISION CEO
Hakan Samuelsson
CAR DIVISION CEO <br>Hakan Samuelsson
SUPPLIER DIVISION CEO
Phil Swash
SUPPLIER DIVISION CEO <br>Phil Swash
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE
Andreas Tostmann
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE <br>Andreas Tostmann
 
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