Group chief officer for electric traction and general manager, Volkswagen AG
Chosen because: Krebs, 54, is a key player in VW's fuel cell, battery systems and technology, electric motor and power electronics technology. He has been involved in developing progressive propulsion concepts.
Quote: "We have set ourselves the target of becoming the market leader in electro-mobility and of launching practical, safe and affordable electric cars for everyone. By 2020, electric cars will account for a share of 2 to 3 percent of our model range."