The Automobile company has faced various ups and downs, yet some have forged through this to create a lasting legacy of manufacturing good cars. The CEO of a company represents the Chief Executive Officer, and trust me they have huge responsibilities. The rise or fall of an empire depends largely on the savviness of the CEO. One major duty of the CEO is to steer the company towards creating its maximum value and reaching its highest potentials.

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Thanks to these CEOs of top Automobile brands in the world. They have ensured we consistently have the best of cars to ride for our safety and convenience. In no particular order, below are the list of CEOs of top 8 automobile companies and brands in the world.

Toshihiro Mibe – HONDA CEO

Toshihiro Mibe - HONDA CEO
Toshihiro Mibe – HONDA CEO

Toshihiro Mibe recently assumed the CEO position in Honda Motors. The baton was passed to him from his predecessor Takahiro Hachigo, having spent 6 years as CEO. Toshiro Mine, who is 59 years old, has robust experience in car manufacturing. Before being promoted to the CEO position, he was Senior Managing Director and President of R&D, thereby giving him ample experience and expertise to scale expertise.

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We hope that Toshihiro Mine will finally achieve one of Honda’s vision of having electrified cars make up two-thirds of the vehicles it sells by 2030.

Akio Toyoda – TOYOTA CEO

Akio Toyoda - TOYOTA CEO
Akio Toyoda – TOYOTA CEO

Recently named 2021 World car person of the year, Akio Toyoda of Toyota Motor Corporation has left indelible imprints in shaping the Automobile space. Despite the menace caused by COVID-19, Akio Toyoda was able to successfully steer Toyota in a profitable direction.

Born on 3rd May, 1956, Akio Toyoda is the grandson of the founder of Toyota Motors, Kiichiro Toyoda. In 2000, Toyoda joined Toyota Corporation’s board of directors and was promoted to the role of executive vice president in 2005. On 23rd June, 2009, he was confirmed as the new president and has been ever since.

Chung Eui-sun – HYUNDAI CEO

Chung Eui-sun - HYUNDAI CEO
Chung Eui-sun – HYUNDAI CEO

CEO of Hyundai Motor Corporation is the south Korea billionaire business magnate: Chung Eui-sun. He is also the only son and “heir apparent” of Hyundai Motor Group honorary chairman Chung Mong-koo.

Chung received a bachelor’s degree in business management administration from Korea University in 1993 and an MBA from the University of San Francisco School of Business in 1997. Born on 18 October 1970, Chung Eui-sun is married to Jung Ji-Sun and they have two kids.

Chung Eui-sun Net worth: $2.5 billion



The first entrance of Ola Källenius into Mercedes Benz was right after he completed his Master’s degree. He began as a trainee, and over the 28 years of his career, Ola Kàllenius has risen through the ranks to become the chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. Ola Källenius was born on June 11, 1969, in Västervik, Sweden.

As a leader, Ola Källenius fosters an inclusive environment where diverse teams can work in harmony and achieve maximum productivity. His willingness to learn and adapt has been a major propelling force to rise to the global leader he is today.


Elon Musk - TESLA CEO
Elon Musk – TESLA CEO

Elon Reeve Musk is an astute businessman and brilliant CEO of Tesla. Recently named “Technoking of Tesla“, Elon Musk’s intelligence has massively propelled Tesla Motors to great heights. A distinct vision of Tesla Motors, is to build eco-friendly cars to reduce global warming and preserve lives.

Born to Maya and Errol Musk on June 28, 1971 (age 49), in South Africa, Elon Musk has shown rare creativity and brilliance from his childhood. He learned how to code himself, and is currently the co-founders of various other companies including SolarCity, Neuralink, OpenAI, etc. He is currently the richest man in the world according to Forbes

Elon Musk Net worth: $178.2 billion

Linda Jackson – PEUGEOT CEO

Linda Jackson - PEUGEOT CEO
Linda Jackson – PEUGEOT CEO

Having spent her entire career in the Automotive Company, Linda Jackson has been appointed the CEO of Peugeot Automobile Brand as of January 2021. A citizen of the United Kingdom, She had her MBA at the University of Warwick, UK, after which she played key duties in Finance and Commercial roles in Jaguar, Land Rover, and Rover Group. Peugeot S.A. Jackson’s first role within PSA Group (Peugeot Société Anonyme, or as the PSA Group in English; formerly known as PSA Peugeot Citroën from 1991 to 2016) was as Finance Director of Citroen UK, and then of Citroën France, from 2009 to 2010.

It was a delight for her to be appointed as the CEO of Peugeot brand, she aspires to continually make Peogeot one of the leading and best Automobile Brand worldwide.



Mary Terasa Barra is the first female CEO of the quintessential auto-maker; General Motors since 2014. Prior to being named CEO, Barra served as the executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain at General Motors. She also operates as the Chairman of the major auto-maker.

Mary Barra, married to Anthony Barra with 2children had her BSc in Electrical engineering from Kettering University and her MBA from Stanford University. Barra started working for General Motors in 1980 as a co-op student when she was 18 years old. Her job was checking fender panels and inspecting hoods, and she used this job to pay for her college tuition. She has taken up diverse leadership, management, and administrative roles during her stay with General Motors, and now she is the first female CEO and Chairman of General Motors.

Herbert Diess – VOLKSWAGEN CEO

Herbert Diess - VOLKSWAGEN CEO
Herbert Diess – VOLKSWAGEN CEO

Born 24 October, 1958, Herbert Diess is the chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Group as well as the chairman of the board of management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. His exceptional leadership skills has earned him the recognition as one of the Best CEOs in the world, 2018 by CEOWORLD Magazine.

Shout out to these exceptional CEOs and other leaders changing the narrative for the better in the automobile space.

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