Past winners talk about being a Rising Star
Past winners of the Automotive News Europe Rising Star award say that since being named they have enjoyed increased recognition from inside and outside their companies.
“The award is always mentioned whenever I am introduced as a speaker at events,” said Seat Personnel Director Xavier Ros Hernandez, who was part of the first group of Rising Stars in 2011.
Being named at Rising Star also has provided many of the young executives with new opportunities.
“After the award, I had my first one-on-one our CEO, following an enlarged role inside Lear and a promotion,” said Dennis Henning, who was named a 2012 Rising Star. At the time he was honored, Henning was Lear’s director or logistics and materials Europe for global seating. He says he is currently awaiting word on his official new title with Lear.
Said 2012 winner Cathy O'Callaghan, who is a controller for product development at Ford of Europe: “I would definitely recommend nominating to others.”
If you know of any talented young automotive executives with huge potential to become future CEOs, CFOs or management board members, please let Automotive News Europe know.
A candidate may nominate him/herself or be nominated by a colleague, manager or mentor. Just visit our Website www.anerisingstars.com/nominate or click here
Nominations also can be sent to the Automotive News Europe editorial team.
You may nominate more than one candidate. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. Any nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2014 award.
To qualify, candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, multiple language skills and be 45 years old or younger. We accept nominations from automakers, suppliers, automotive service providers and retail/aftersales businesses.
The jury selects the finalists and the Rising Stars in the following categories:
• Human resources
• Information technology
• General management
The 2013 winners will be honored later this year.
The Rising Stars are possible thanks to our lead sponsor, PwC; our partnership with Magma People; global partner IBM; and our category sponsor, the Sunderland City Council.