Several Automotive News Europe Rising Stars have been given big promotions recently.
Xavier Ros was appointed Audi's board member for human resources last week.
He moves to the German premium brand fromVolkswagen Group sister brand Seat, where he has been the Spanish automaker's board member for HR since 2015.
Ros was personnel director at Seat when he was named one of ANE's first class of Rising Stars in 2011.
One reason he was chosen for the award was because he helped negotiate a deal with Seat's unions to build the Audi Q3 at the company's plant in Martorell.
Ros' Audi connections run deep.
His first job after earning a degree in industrial engineering was with the automaker in 1994 as part of its production and logistics division. The Barcelona-born executive moved from Audi to Seat's technical development division in 1999 to work on the third-generation Ibiza small car.
He transition to the Seat's HR team in 2007 and has had great success ever since.
Ros succeeded Sabine Maassen as Audi's HR chief on May 20.