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 whom 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 2013 the Rising Stars came from all disciplines - designers, engineers, financial bosses, purchasing and product planners - and from companies across Europe, including Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Johnson Controls just to name a few.
The 2014 Rising Stars
Who can become a Rising Star?
A 'Rising Star' is an automotive executive with a pan-European profile, 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, be 45 years or younger. We accept nominations from carmakers, suppliers, automotive service providers and retail/aftersales businesses. A candidate may nominate him/herself or be nominated by a colleague, manager or mentor until 1st February via this website or directly via the Automotive News Europe editorial team.
You may nominate more than one candidate. The deadline for nominations is 3rd February, 2014. Any nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2015 award.
The jury selects the finalists and the Rising Stars in the following categories
- Aftersales & Service
- General management
- Human resources
- Information technology