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Meet the 2015 ANE Eurostars
The executives chosen as 2015 Eurostars have risen above the competition by exceeding expectations. Carlos Tavares has revived PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland has guided the Czech automaker to new sales and earnings records. Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox has put his automaker in position to pass Toyota as Europe’s top-selling Asian brand. Those three executives and the other 11 Eurostars have achieved equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners in Frankfurt.

SUPERLUXURY CEO
Wolfgang Duerheimer


TITLE: CEO
COMPANY: Bentley
BASED: Crewe, England
AGE: 57
NATIONALITY: German

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Duerheimer began his second term as Bentley CEO in June 2014 after having run the Volkswagen Group ultraluxury brand from 2011 to 2012. During his 29-year automotive career he has held board-level development posts at Audi and Porsche. He spent his first 12 years in the industry at BMW.

REASON FOR WINNING: Led Bentley to a record sales year in 2014 by boosting global deliveries 9 percent to 11,020 vehicles. Has maintained a strong buzz around the brand by announcing that Bentley will be the first ultraluxury automaker to offer an SUV, the Bentayga, and that it may add a two-seat coupe to challenge Aston Martin. Bentley's planned expansion is part of Duerheimer's aim to increase annual sales to 20,000 vehicles by 2020.

SUPERLUXURY CEO
Wolfgang Duerheimer
SUPERLUXURY CEO <br>Wolfgang Duerheimer
CONNECTED CAR
Ricky Hudi
CONNECTED CAR <br>Ricky Hudi
SUPPLIER DIVISION HEAD
Raimar Jahn
SUPPLIER DIVISION HEAD <br>Raimar Jahn
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE
Josef Kerscher
MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE <br> Josef Kerscher
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT <br>Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
GROUP CEO
Carlos Tavares
GROUP CEO <br>Carlos Tavares
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR
Kevin Stride
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR <br>Kevin Stride
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Jerome Stoll
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE <br>Jerome Stoll
SUPPLIER CEO
Stefan Sommer
SUPPLIER CEO <br>Stefan Sommer
CFO
Richard Palmer
CFO <br>Richard Palmer
BRAND CEO
Winfried Vahland
BRAND CEO <br>Winfried Vahland
DESIGN EXECUTIVE
Gorden Wagener
DESIGN EXECUTIVE <br> Gorden Wagener
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Thomas Weber
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT <br>Thomas Weber
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS CEO
Paul Willcox
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS CEO <br>Paul Willcox
 
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