For the 12th time, Automotive News Europe has honored up-and-coming leaders from the automotive industry with the Rising Stars Awards. This year, Blickfeld founder Florian Petit was also among the honorees, winning the popular award in the Entrepreneurship category.
The prestigious awards honor young leaders who have already made great strides forward and are driving the issue of future mobility by creating and establishing innovation.
“The 19 people who we honor this year are special. They rose to the top from a pool of more than 130 candidates, making this year’s selection process the most competitive in the history of the award,” Automotive News Europe Associate Publisher & Editor Luca Ciferri said. “We have recognized more than 220 people as Rising Stars in the last 12 years, and many of them are leading our industry through its most dramatic transition ever. We expect the same from this year’s winners.”
Automotive News Europe spoke with Florian Petit in an interview during the awards ceremony about the automotive industry, the best advice he’s ever received, and why mistakes can be a good thing.