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Meet the 2018 ANE Eurostars
The executives who are this year’s Eurostars have stood out from their rivals by exceeding expectations. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO Carlos Ghosn turned his alliance into the world’s largest automaker, passing Volkswagen Group in global sales. Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier led the Czech automaker to a 2017 profit margin that even exceeded Audi, its sister brand and VW Group’s traditional earnings powerhouse. Toyota Europe boss Johan van Zyl has the Japanese automaker on the fast track because of strong demand for models such as the C-HR crossover and Yaris small car. Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali spearheaded the launch of the supercar maker’s first SUV, the Urus, which has the company on track to set a new all-time sales high in 2018. The other 14 Eurostars, who were chosen by the editors of Automotive News Europe, have achieved equally impressive results. Automotive News Europe and PwC will honor the winners at an awards dinner in Paris.

GROUP CEO
Carlos Ghosn


TITLE: CEO
COMPANY: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
BASED: Paris and Tokyo
AGE: 64
NATIONALITY: Brazilian/Lebanese/French

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS After 17 years with Michelin, Ghosn joined Renault in 1996 as an executive vice president. Three years later he became Nissan’s chief operating officer after Renault took a controlling stake. He was named CEO of Nissan in 2001, a post he held until 2017. He has been Renault CEO since 2005 and is also CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

REASON FOR WINNING In 2018, Ghosn stepped away from most day-to-day operational duties at Renault to concentrate on ensuring the long-term durability of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, by some measures the world’s largest automaker by vehicle sales. He has done that by taking steps to knit the multicultural and multinational alliance even closer together to increase synergies and efficiencies. In March, Ghosn announced the creation of cross-company teams to oversee product engineering and development, business development, innovation, and aftersales, among other areas.

GROUP CEO
Carlos Ghosn
GROUP CEO <br>Carlos Ghosn
BRAND CEO
Bernhard Maier
BRAND CEO <br>Bernhard Maier
CFO
Clotilde Delbos
CFO <br>Clotilde Delbos
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD
Johan van Zyl
EUROPEAN OPERATIONS HEAD <br>Johan van Zyl
SUPPLIER DIVISION HEAD
Silvio Angori
SUPPLIER DIVISION HEAD <br>Silvio Angori
MANUFACTING EXECUTIVE
Andreas Wendt
MANUFACTING EXECUTIVE <br>Andreas Wendt
ENTREPRENEUER
Mate Rimac
ENTREPRENEUER <br>Mate Rimac
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR
Alexander Petrofski
PROJECT LEADER INDIVIDUAL CAR <br>Alexander Petrofski
DESIGN (MULTIPLE MODELS)
Alejandro Mesonero-Ro
DESIGN (MULTIPLE MODELS) <br>Alejandro Mesonero-Ro
DESIGN (INDIVIDUAL MODEL)
Pierre-Paul Mattei
DESIGN (INDIVIDUAL MODEL) <br>Pierre-Paul Mattei
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Gilles Le Borgne
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE <br>Gilles Le Borgne
CONNECTED CAR & AUTONOMOUS DRIVING EXECUTIVE
Malin Labecker
CONNECTED CAR & AUTONOMOUS DRIVING EXECUTIVE <br>Malin Labecker
EV PROJECT LEADER
Gareth Dunsmore
EV PROJECT LEADER <br>Gareth Dunsmore
SUPERLUXURY CEO
Stefano Domenicali
SUPERLUXURY CEO <br>Stefano Domenicali
SUPPLIER CEO
Elmar Degenhart
SUPPLIER CEO <br>Elmar Degenhart
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Sylvain Coursimaul
SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE <br>Sylvain Coursimaul
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Annette Winkler
SPECIAL RECOGNITION <br>Annette Winkler
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Giorgetto Giugiaro
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT <br>Giorgetto Giugiaro
 
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