Chief Designer (retired in July), Porsche
Few designers have devoted their careers to creating sports cars. Dutch-born Harm Lagaay is probably the most successful.
In his 33-year design career, he worked 21 years for Porsche, retiring from the company in July.
Lagaay's latest stint at the Stuttgart carmaker began in 1989. He was asked to help in Porsche's revival by coming up with a fresh redesign for the iconic 911 and the creation of an entry-level model, which became the Boxster.
Lagaay had to design both models on one platform.
His most recent creations are the latest generation of the 911 and Porsche's first SUV, the hot-selling Cayenne.
Lagaay arrived at Porsche in 1971 as a junior designer. He also worked for Ford in the '70s and BMW in the '80s.
But Lagaay's heart always has beat strongest for Porsche, where he has boldly played his part in continuing the brand's sports car legacy. Lagaay once said,
"I have never been afraid of icons in my life."