SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Andy Goss, 59
Group Sales Operations Director, Jaguar Land Rover
TITLE: Group Sales Operations Director
COMPANY: Jaguar Land Rover
BASED: Whitely, England
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Goss joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2011 as president of the company's North America operation. He was promoted to the board and his current role in October 2013. Prior to moving to JLR, Goss was CEO of Porsche Cars in the UK for 12 years. Before that he worked as sales director for Toyota in the UK.
REASON FOR WINNING: Goss has presided over an unprecedented period of sales growth at Jaguar Land Rover. Initially, those big gains were chiefly from Land Rover brand but now Jaguar is making a strong contribution to the growth with the debuts of the XE sedan and F-Pace crossover. In the first eight months of 2016 JLR sales were up 24 percent overall to 372,978. His current mammoth task is to unite Jaguar and Land Rover dealers under one roof, with a goal of having 700 retailers selling both brands by March 2017.