SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Jerome Stoll, 61
Executive Vice President, Chief Performance Officer, Renault
TITLE: Executive Vice President, Chief Performance Officer
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Began his Renault career at the company's former R.V.I. heavy truck division in 1980 before moving to finance, automation and purchasing. He has been the automaker's chief performance officer since September 2013, adding that title to his role as Renault executive vice president for sales and marketing, a position he has held since 2009.
REASON FOR WINNING: Under Stoll, Renault's first-half European sales rose 10.4 percent, which beat the 8.2 percent increase for the overall market. That gain has Stoll on track to reach a tough goal set by his boss, Carlos Ghosn, which is for Renault to become Europe's No. 2 selling brand, up from No. 3 now. In the first half, Renault closed the gap on the current No. 2, Ford, to 21,000 units from 36,000 in the same period last year.