Congratulations


to General Motors’ Rita Forst and Anja Kleyboldt.

Two of the 25 winners of the Automotive News Europe Leading Women Award. We sincerely hope that your success will inspire more women to choose careers in the automotive industry. We believe one day, being a successful woman in this industry simply won’t be a big deal anymore.


Anja Kleyboldt
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Rita Forst
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Press Release "Leading Women Award 2008" (en) /         (de) /



Winners of the 2008 Automotive News Europe 25 Leading Women Award

Anne Asensio Vice president of design experience Dassault Systèmes. Birgit Behrendt Vice president, purchasing Ford of Europe. Sue Brownson Managing director Blue Bell Group. Marie-Christine Caubet Senior vice president, market area Europe Renault. Sara Cummings Global retail operations director Jaguar-Land Rover. Odile Desforges Senior vice president, purchasing Renault. Sophie Desormière Group product marketing director Valeo. Elke Eller Management board member human resources and organization Volkswagen Financial Services. Rita Forst Executive director, product engineering, GM Powertrain Europe General Motors Europe. Béatrice Foucher- Sybord. Vice president, product planning Renault. Christine Gaskell Member of the board in charge of personnel Bentley Motors. Annette Grimm Head of human resources for Powertrain Division Continental. Gundula Haase Director, legal services Mazda Motor Europe. Anja Kleyboldt Manufacturing area manager, general assembly & components General Motors Europe. Diana Körner Executive vice president, global human resources Kiekert. Liliane Lacourt Vice President, Corporate Communications PSA / Peugeot-Citroën. Isabel Marey-SemperVice president, chief fi nancial offi cer PSA / Peugeot-Citroën. Martina Merz Executive vice president, sales and marketing chassis systems brakes Robert Bosch. Glenda Minor Vice president fi nance and controller, Europe and Interiors Product Group Visteon. Lena Olving Senior vice president, process and operational excellence Volvo Car Corporation. Barbara Richmond Group fi nance director Inchcape. Cristina SilettoVehicle line executive D-E segments Fiat. Lucie Toscani Senior vice president, corporate purchasing and strategic sourcing Continental. Andrea Urban Senior expert for trench and sacrifi cial etching Robert Bosch. Annette Winkler Vice president, global business management and wholesale Europe Daimler.