2016 Automotive News Europe Rising Stars

Click on the link above to read the profiles of the 2017 Rising Stars


Nominations for the 2018 Rising Stars will open in the autumn.



About the Rising Stars Awards




Based on the success of the Automotive News Europe EUROSTARS event honoring the leaders of the automotive industry, it was decided to implement a new yearly program honoring those automotive executives in middle and upper management who are likely to become the 'Eurostars' of tomorrow, together with the companies who are nurturing that future leadership talent. These 'Rising Stars' are already setting the agenda for the industry of tomorrow and stand to reap the biggest rewards over the next decade

In 2016 the Rising Stars came from all disciplines - designers, engineers, financial bosses, purchasing and product planners - and from companies across Europe, including BorgWarner, Delphi, Faurecia, Ferrari, Johnson Controls, Kia and Toyota to name just a few.

Who can become a Rising Star?

A ‘Rising Star’ is an automotive executive with a pan-European profile and currently based in Europe, distinguished for having driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions. To qualify, candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, have multiple language skills and be 45 years or younger on 1st January, 2018.

A candidate may nominate him/herself or be nominated by a colleague, manager or mentor via this website or directly via the Automotive News Europe editorial team.

You may nominate more than one candidate.


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

  • Aftermarket & Customer Service
  • PR & Communications (including social media)
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • General management
  • Human resources
  • IT & Connected Car (including big data & analytics)
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Sales




For more information, contact Georgia Chapman,
Director of European Marketing & Events
+49 (0) 89 5795 9137
gchapman@autonews.com

Agenda


Tuesday, 20 June, 2017:

13:00 Buses depart for SEAT

13:30 Arrive at SEAT

Greeting: Christian Stein, Global Communications Director for R&D,
SEAT

13.45 Smart mobility workshop

  • Aleix Valls, CEO, Mobile World Capital
  • Arantxa Alonso, Business Development, SEAT
  • Leyre Olavarria, Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT
  • Kristin Schondorf, Global Automotive & Transportation

    Mobility Leader, EY
  • 14:50 Coffee break

    Welcome

    15:00 SEAT plant tours

    16:00 Buses to return to hotel


    RISING STARS

    18:00 Buses to depart hotel for Rising Stars awards

    18:30 Welcoming reception

    19:30 Rising Stars dinner and awards ceremony

    Luca de Meo, President, SEAT

    Didier Leroy, Executive Vice President, Chief Competitive Officer & President, Business Planning & Operation, Toyota Motor Corp.

    21:45 Desserts and afterglow reception

    23:00 Buses to return to hotel



    Wednesday, 21 June:

    08:30 Registration open / Continental breakfast available

    09:30 Welcome

    Jason Stein, Publisher, Automotive News Europe

    Randy Miller, Global and Automotive Transportation Leader, EY

    09:40 Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, LYNK & CO

    10:15 Gilles Normand, Senior Vice President, Electric Vehicle, Groupe Renault

    10:50 Coffee and networking break, sponsored by MSX leader

    11:10 Overview: The Future of Mobility

    Kristin Schondorf, Global Automotive & Transportation Mobility Leader, EY

    11:30 Panel Session: The Future of Mobility

    Speakers:

  • Joerg Astalosch, CEO, Italdesign
  • Brigitte Courtehoux, Head of Mobility Services BU, PSA
  • Leyre Olavarria, Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT
  • 12:45 Lunch and networking break

    14:00 Didier Leroy, Executive Vice President, Chief Competitive Officer & President, Business Planning & Operation, Toyota Motor Corp.

    14:30 Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President Brand BMW, BMW

    15:00 Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

    15:30 Coffee and networking break, sponsored by MSX leader

    16:00 Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & CEO, Lamborghini

    16:30 Steven Armstrong, Group Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company

    17:00 Hakan Samuelsson, CEO, Volvo Car Corporation

    17:30 Daytime program concludes

    19:15 Buses to dinner venue

    19:30 Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception

    21:00 Congress gala dinner

    22:15 Automotive News Europe L.E.A.D.E.R. Awards presentation with AIC

    22:30 Keynote speaker

    Luca de Meo, President, SEAT

    23:00 Afterglow reception

    Midnight Final shuttle to return to hotel


    Please note: Automotive News Europe reserves the right to change or amend the above agenda at short notice.





    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman,
    Director of European Marketing and Events
    +49 89 5795 9137
    gchapman@autonews.com

    or

    Libby Irwin,
    Conference Director
    +1 313 446 0420
    lirwin@crain.com

    Fees & Registration


    Rising Stars & Congress pricing:




    Full Registration Fee

    Rising Stars only: €350.00

    ANE Congress & Rising Stars: €1,250.00

    ANE Congress only: €1,100.00



    Please note: The Rising Stars and ANE Congress registration fee does NOT include overnight accommodation.

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    E-mail: anec2017@romanyasociados.es

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    Please note: The hotel is currently undergoing major renovation, and all the rooms offered in the room block for delegates will be deluxe, newly renovated rooms. ANE have negotiated the best rates based on the following:

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    • Deluxe category
    • Breakfast included
    • Complimentary bottle of water every night in the room
    • Dedicated check-in desk to avoid queues and waiting times for delegates only


    There are rooms available through third party websites that may appear cheaper, but these are not guaranteed to be the renovated rooms, deluxe category or include breakfast.

    Please note: The Rising Stars and ANE Congress registration fee does NOT include overnight accommodation.



    Accommodation costs per night, including breakfast:

    Standard room: €260 single, €277 double

    Deluxe Fairmont King/ 2 Queen beds: €290 single, €307 double

    Executive Fairmont King/ 2 Queen beds: + extra charge of €80

    Executive Suite King/ 2 Queen beds: + extra charge of €120

    Signature Corner Suite King: + extra charge of €200


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    Please note:

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    Registrations may be transferred to another colleague at no additional charge. We do ask that you notify us so that we can amend appropriate records.

    If you have to cancel your registration, please advise Automotive News Europe in writing. There is a Euro 175 handling fee for cancellations received on or before Tuesday, 23 May, 2017. We regret we cannot process any refunds for cancellations after that date.

    Registered delegates who fail to attend the Automotive News Europe Rising Stars also will be liable for the full fee.

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:


    Georgia Chapman,
    Director of European Marketing & Events
    +49 (0) 89 57959137
    gchapman@autonews.com

    or

    Libby Irwin,
    Conference Director
    +1 313 446 0420
    lirwin@crain.com

    Impressions from the 2011 Rising Stars

    Below are a selection of photos from the first Rising Stars Awards ceremony, which was held in Cologne, Germany in June 2011.

    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman
    +49 (0) 176 2076 9139
    gchapman@autonews.com

    Impressions from the 2012 Rising Stars


    Below are a selection of photos from the second Rising Stars Awards ceremony, which was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2012.

    Ambience

    Attendees

    Rising Stars Awards


    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman
    +49 (0) 176 2076 9139
    gchapman@autonews.com

    Congratulations to the 2013 Rising Stars

    Below are our 2013 Rising Stars winners.

    Click on the picture to read more about each winner.

    Albrecht Collins Darren_Cox
    Filiz Albrecht
    Group vice president
    human resources
    Mann + Hummel
    Nick Collins
    Global vehicle line
    director – B segment
    Ford of Europe
    Darren Cox
    Global motorsports
    director
    Nissan
    David_Cox Marcus_Cox Domeney

    David Cox
    Chief operating
    officer
    Motortrak

    Marcus Cox
    Finance dir. sales,
    marketing & aftersales
    Opel/Vauxhall

    Peter Domeney
    Head of global powertrain
    manuf. engineering
    Jaguar Land Rover

    Dupont Fratter Girard
    Xavier Dupont

    Vice president
    transmissions
    Valeo

    Paul Fratter

    Director, revenue
    management, Europe
    Ford of Europe

    Marc Girard
    Head of Interior
    Design BMW Automobiles
    BMW AG

    Hucker Mueller Munoz
    Ian Hucker

    Director European
    fleet & commercial
    Opel/Vauxhall

    Daniel Mueller
    Head of
    IT Europe
    Kia Motors Europe

    Eduardo Munoz
    Global parts supply
    chain director
    Jaguar Land Rover

    Pitsikos Porter Stech
    Panayiotis Pitsikos

    President, managing
    director
    Autostop

    Adrian Porter
    Senior global fleet
    consultant
    ARI

    John Stech
    President
    Volvo Cars Russia

    Ward Weitzel Williams
    Jay Ward

    Director, product
    communications
    Ford of Europe

    Matthias Weitzel
    Director business
    dev. & marketing
    Magna Exteriors
    & Interiors

    Kevin Williams

    Purchasing director
    Dana

    Impressions from the 2013 Rising Stars

    Below are a selection of photos from the third Rising Stars Awards ceremony, which was held in Paris, France. All photos © Silvia Steinbach

    For photos of the 2013 Congress click here.

    The 2013 Rising Stars

    General ambience

    Congratulations to the 2014 Rising Stars

    Below are our 2014 Rising Stars winners.

    Click on the picture to read more about each winner

    Curci Tongern Authier
    Fabrizio Curci
    Head of Mopar Parts
    & Service, EMEA
    Fiat Chrysler
    Sandra van Tongern
    Product communications
    manager
    Ford of Europe
    Pierre Authier
    Project design
    director, Citroen
    PSA/Peugeot-Citroen
    Fernandez Hitzinger Sheehan

    Virgilio Hernandez
    Chief designer for
    interiors, Fiat brand
    Fiat Chrysler

    Alexander Hitzinger
    Technical director
    (LMP1 project)
    Porsche

    James Sheehan
    Chief financial officer
    & managing director
    Benteler Automotive

    Zanlunghi Cowie Bell
    Steve Zanlunghi
    Managing director
    Fiat Group
    Automobiles UK

    Gayla Cowie
    Dir. of HR, Africa,
    India, Europe
    Nissan

    Mike Bell
    Global connected
    car director
    Jaguar Land Rover

    Bony Henry Price
    Patrice Bony
    Lean manufacturing
    director
    PSA/Peugeot-Citroen

    Etienne Henry
    VP of product strategy
    & planning Europe
    Nissan

    Craig Price
    VP global off-highway
    purch. & supplier devt.
    Dana

    Himmer Schnell
    Lars Himmer
    Head of group
    sales strategy
    Volkswagen Group

    Robert Schnell
    VP, Ford global account
    Faurecia Emissions
    Control Technologies

    The 2014 Rising Stars Celebration

    The 2014 Rising Stars venue - Concert Noble


    The 2014 Rising Stars Awards will take place on June 3 at the Concert Noble in Brussels.

    Automotive News Europe will provide bus shuttles to the venue and back to the Steigenberger Grandhotel (approx. 15 minute ride).


    EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL 31ST MARCH, 2014

    Registration fees:

    Rising Stars only: Euro 325 (Save Euro 70)
    ANE Congress and Rising Stars: Euro 1,300 (Save Euro 345)

    After 1st April, 2014:

    Rising Stars only: Euro 395
    ANE Congress and Rising Stars: Euro 1,645



    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman
    Tel: +49 (0) 89 5795 9137
    E-mail: gchapman@autonews.com

    Impressions from the 2016 Rising Stars

    Below are a selection of photos from the sixth annual Rising Stars Awards ceremony, which was held at BMW World in Munich, Germany in June 2016.

    All photos © Wolf Heider-Sawall


    2016 Winners


    The 2016 Rising Stars


    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman
    +49 (0) 89 5795 9137
    gchapman@autonews.com

    Congratulations to the 2017 Rising Stars

    Below are our 2017 Rising Stars winners.

    Click on the picture to read more about each winner.


    Herve Boyer Felicie Burelle Maria Grazia Davino
    Herve Boyer
    VP, COO Europe
    Middle East, Africa
    & S. America
    Nexteer Automotive
    Felicie Burelle
    Executive Vice President
    strategy & development
    Plastic Omnium
    Maria Grazia Davino
    Managing director
    FCA
    Switzerland
    Steven De Ploey Mathieu Devillard Hans-Joerg Dohrmann

    Steven De Ploey
    Global marketing
    strategy and planning
    director
    Jaguar Land Rover

    Mathieu Devillard
    Customer business
    unit director
    Faurecia

    Hans-Joerg Dohrmann
    Chairman
    sharoo

    Michael Hummelbrunner Frank Kremer Pedro Lazarino
    Michael Hummelbrunner
    Global director finance
    & controlling
    Magna Steyr

    Frank Kremer
    Aftersales director
    Nissan

    Pedro Lazarino
    European sales &
    marketing regional manager
    Opel

    Gauthier Lerouge Monika Mikac Christian Ohm
    Gauthier Lerouge
    General manager &
    program director
    Faurecia

    Monika Mikac
    COO
    Rimac Automobili

    Christian Ohm
    Head of strategic brand mgt,
    media, insights, analytics
    & marketing performance
    Mazda Europe

    Christian Terlinde Mariya K. Trickett Michael Weiss
    Christian Terlinde
    Managing director
    & CFO
    Benteler Automotive

    Mariya K. Trickett
    Senior vice president,
    global human resources
    Dana

    Michael Weiss
    VP thermal
    management & water
    pump bearings
    Schaeffler

    Florian Wunsch
    Florian Wunsch
    Head of global
    powertrain sales
    Nissan

    Impressions from the 2017 Rising Stars

    Below are a selection of photos from the 7th annual Rising Stars Awards ceremony, which was held at La Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, in June 2017.

    All photos © David Farran Ruiz


    2017 Winners


    The 2017 Rising Stars


    For more information, contact Georgia Chapman
    +49 (0) 89 5795 9137
    gchapman@autonews.com

    Speakers at the 2017 Rising Stars Awards


    Click on the plus sign to read the biography of each speaker.

    Luca de Meo

    President
    SEAT

    de Meo

    Luca de Meo is the President of SEAT, S.A., a position he was appointed to in November 2015.

    Mr. de Meo graduated in business administration at the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive sector.

    He started his career at Renault before moving to Toyota Europe and then joined Fiat Group, where he headed the brands Lancia, Fiat and Alfa Romeo. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 2009 as head of marketing for both Volkswagen passenger cars brand and Volkswagen Group. In 2012, he was appointed to the position of board member for sales and marketing at AUDI AG. He is also a member of the supervisory boards of Ducati and Lamborghini and chairman of the board of Volkswagen Group Italia.


    Didier Leroy

    Executive Vice President, Chief Competitive Officer &

    President, Business Planning & Operation
    Toyota Motor Co.

    Leroy

    Mr Leroy began his career in the automotive industry in 1982 with Renault, where he held a number of senior positions at their production plants over a 16-year term.

    Mr Leroy joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) in September 1998 as Vice-President in charge of Manufacturing.

    In April 2010, Didier Leroy was appointed Chief Quality Officer, serving as Europe's representative in the newly established Special Committee for Global Quality, chaired by TMC President Toyoda.

    In July 2010, he was appointed President of Toyota Motor Europe, also retaining his responsibilities of TMC Managing Officer and Chief Quality Officer.

    In April 2015, Mr Leroy was appointed President of Toyota No. 1, which covers R&D, manufacturing and sales for the North American and European regions; the Japan Sales Business Group; and the Product Planning, Design and Motorsports functions related to the Toyota No.1 regional scope. He was also appointed Chairman of Toyota Motor Europe.

    In June 2015, he has become the first non-Japanese Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation and a member of the board of directors of the company.

    In April 2016, he was made Chief Competitive Officer of TMC, tasked with boosting the global competitiveness of Toyota.

    Born in December 1957, Mr Leroy enjoys playing soccer, test driving cars, jogging, skiing, and river canyoning with his family. He is married with a son and daughter.




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    About the 2011 Rising Stars

    Below are our 2011 Rising Stars winners.
    To read more about the winners click here.

    The 2011 Rising Stars were:

    Pasquale Abruzzese
    Vice President for Integrated Supply Chain
    Honeywell Turbo Technologies

    Wolfgang Beer
    Production Manager German Plants
    Dr. Schneider

    Marcelo Di Benedetto
    Vice President EMEA and General Manager Automotive and Industrial Solutions
    CHEP Deutschland GmbH

    Christopher Benjamin
    Design Director VMCC-International
    Volvo Car Corporation

    Alessandro Dambrosio
    Head of Design
    Interbrands Volkswagen AG

    Jean-Christophe Deville
    General Manager
    Toyota Motor Europe

    David W. Evans
    Director, Linkage and Suspension
    TRW Automotive GmbH

    Markus Flasch
    Director Global Program Management
    Magna Car Top Systems

    Torsten Foertsch
    Product Engineering Manager Ford / JLR / Volvo / GM
    Dr. Schneider

    Magnus Hansson
    Director Nordic Region
    Saab Automobile AB

    Hanno Kirner
    Chief Financial Officer
    Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

    Frank Klein
    Head of new Hungary plant
    Daimler

    Anja Kleyboldt
    Head of Opel plant Kaiserslautern
    Opel AG

    Marc Langenbrinck
    General Manager
    Mercedes-Benz France

    Matteo Lanzavecchia
    Head of Vehicle Testing and Development Dept.
    Ferrari S.p.A.

    Greg Levine
    Sales and Marketing Director
    McLaren Automotive

    Axel Loeffler
    Head of Chassis and Aerodynamics
    Audi AG

    Aldo Marangoni
    Vice President Engineering and Research
    Fiat Powertrain

    Luis Navarro-Llacer
    Customer Division Director
    Ford of Europe Business Faurecia

    Rajesh Nellore
    Advisory Board Member
    Axeon

    Andreas Nilsson
    Design Director
    Volvo Car Corporation

    Ponz Pandikuthira
    General Manager, Product Planning and Pricing
    Kia Motors Europe

    Xavier Ros
    Personnel Director
    SEAT

    Gaetano Thorel
    President and Managing Director
    Ford S.p.A.

    Lucie Toscani
    Worldwide Network Director
    Fiat S.p.A.

    Girish Wagh
    Head, Passenger Car Operations
    Tata Motors

    Ingo Zschocke
    Head of Advanced Purchasing, Infotainment and Connectivity Unit
    Continental

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