Rising Stars is an annual program honoring automotive executives in middle and upper management in all disciplines, across Europe, together with the companies who are nurturing that future leadership talent.

Explore our previous classes of Rising Stars below. The 2020 Rising Stars award ceremony will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 8th July, 2020, the eve of the Automotive News Europe Congress.

Nominations are now closed for 2020; thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate someone.

Come back in July to see who has been chosen as a 2020 Rising Star! 


The jury selects the finalists and the Rising Stars in the following categories:

•  PR & Communications 
•  Design
•  Electrification
•  Engineering
•  Finance
•  General management
•  Human resources
•  IT & Connected Car (including big data & analytics)
•  Manufacturing
•  Marketing
•  Mobility Services
•  Purchasing
•  Sales
•  Supply Chain
•  Wild Card


*Deadline for nominations is 20th December, 2019.