About the Rising Stars Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Rising Stars Awards have now closed. Any submissions received from this point will be considered for the 2016 award.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination.

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 2014 the Rising Stars came from all disciplines - designers, engineers, financial bosses, purchasing and product planners - and from companies across Europe, including Fiat, Ford, Porsche, Nissan and Volkswagen just to name 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, be 45 years or younger on the day of nomination deadline.

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
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Sales (including big data & analytics)

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Conference Director
+1 313 446 0420


Ellen Dennehy,
Director of Relationship Marketing
+1 313 446 6039

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