Automotive News Europe recognized 19 Rising Stars this week as fast-climbing leaders who have spearheaded change in the auto industry.
The honorees were chosen from a pool of 130 nominees and received their awards during an event in Prague.
Dirk Adelmann, CEO, Smart Europe
Florian Aragon, sales and aftersales performance director, Toyota Europe
Florian Büngener, head of PR & communications, Hyundai Europe
Timo Bularczyk, head of global IT operations, Mercedes-Benz Mobility
Damir Cindric, chief battery systems engineer, Rimac Technology
Jeroen Decleer, senior vice president off-highway drive and motion systems, Dana
Olivier Doit, global chief information security officer, Stellantis
Philipp Engler, product assembly lead, shop floor IT systems, BMW
Bettina Fetzer, vice president communications and marketing, Mercedes-Benz
Sebastian Grams, managing director, Audi Sport
David Herberg, vice president engineering EMEA, Adient
Nari Kahle, head of strategic programs, Cariad (VW Group)
Joonas Laine, head of IT, Lynk & CO
Cliodhna Lyons, director product strategy and planning for EMEAIO, Nissan
Katia Maeso Bucher, digital business rollout management, Seat
Olia Michou, director of product, Vulog
Florian Petit, founder, Blickfeld
Julie Stears, chief engineer, engineering quality, Jaguar Land Rover
Muammer Yolga, senior manager software, simulation and systems, AVL List
Click here to see their full profiles.