2014 Automotive News Europe Eurostars
The executives chosen as 2014 Eurostars have risen above the competition by topping expectations.
Dieter Zetsche has given new life to Mercedes-Benz, which is on course to shatter its sales records because of a gutsy and aggressive move into the compact segment.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has guided the British premium brand to new sales and earnings records.
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy has returned the once-struggling unit to profit while also gaining more autonomy from his bosses at headquarters.
Maserati design boss Marco Tencone has penned a string of hits such as the Quattroporte and Ghibli that have helped double sales. The other 10 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe, have achieved equally impressive results in the face of challenges.