Since 2018, the World Auto Awards jury has been in charge of choosing the automotive world personality. It is made up of dozens of prominent automotive journalists and chooses the person who has contributed the most to the global auto industry. This year, the award will travel to Japan.
The auto industry number for 2021 is Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. “In 2020, Toyota has been making profits under his leadership, despite the Covid-19 virus, which is protecting jobs around the world. It is maintaining a steady pace of Toyota’s development in an era of interconnected, autonomous, shared and electrical technologies. He has also begun building Woven City, It is a true prototype of the city of the future. In addition, he is actively involved in motorsport as a driver, “ Reads the World Auto Awards statement.
“On behalf of all 360,000 members of the Toyota Team around the world, I thank you for this great honor. But if you don’t mind, I would like to change this award from Person of the Year to Team of the Year, because through the collective efforts of all our employees, agents and suppliers, Toyota has truly become What it is today,Said Akio Toyoda, who joined Toyota in 1984. He has been on the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation since 2000, and became CEO in 2009.
In 2018, Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Group, was awarded the Global Car Personality Award. A year later, the jury elected the deceased Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO of the Fiat Chrysler Group (now part of the Stilantis Group), and last year, Carlos Tavares, the former CEO of the PSA Group and the current CEO of the Stelantis Group, could rejoice.