The nomination period for the 2021 program closed on February 15, 2021.

The 2021 class of Rising Stars will be announced in the summer of 2021. 

Nominees must be 45 years old or younger on January 1, 2021 to be eligible.

The annual Automotive News Europe Rising Stars program honors auto executives on the manufacturing, supply and mobility service sides of the auto industry who have the talent and dedication necessary to become industry leaders of tomorrow. 

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

•    Aftermarket & Customer Service
•    Autonomous & Automated Driving
•    Big Data
•    Design
•    Electrification
•    Engineering
•    Entrepreneur
•    Finance
•    General Management
•    Human Resources
•    IT & Connected Car
•    Marketing
•    Mobility Services
•    Purchasing
•    Quality
•    Sales
•    Supply Chain
•    Wild Card

Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars!
You can read the profiles of all the winners below.

The winners were inducted in a virtual ceremony on July 7, 2020.

Click here to view the ceremony again

Explore our previous classes of Rising Stars below.