Meet the 2018 ANE Eurostars
The executives who are this year’s Eurostars have stood out from their rivals by exceeding expectations. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO Carlos Ghosn turned his alliance into the world’s largest automaker, passing Volkswagen Group in global sales. Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier led the Czech automaker to a 2017 profit margin that even exceeded Audi, its sister brand and VW Group’s traditional earnings powerhouse.
Toyota Europe boss Johan van Zyl has the Japanese automaker on the fast track because of strong demand for models such as the C-HR crossover and Yaris small car. Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali spearheaded the launch of the supercar maker’s first SUV, the Urus, which has the company on track to set a new all-time sales high in 2018.
The other 14 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe, have achieved equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners at an awards dinner in Paris.
SUPPLIER DIVISION HEAD
CEO and Chief Operating Officer
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Chief Marketing Manager, Global Access Range
Chief Financial Officer
President & CEO
EV PROJECT LEADER
Electric Vehicle and Zero Emissions Strategy Director
CONNECTED CAR & AUTONOMOUS DRIVING EXECUTIVE
Digital User Experience Development Center Director
Volvo Car Group
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Executive Vice President Quality and Engineering
DESIGN (INDIVIDUAL MODEL)
Project Design Director
DESIGN (MULTIPLE MODELS)
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR
Senior Program Director, 40 Series
Volvo Car Group
Founder & CEO