Accepting the award was Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz cars, Marketing and Sales. Daimler AG. Mr. Källenius has held a number of executive positions and has been Chairman of the Mercedes-AMG GmbH from 2010 to 2013. He joined the former Daimler-Benz AG in 1993.
Presenting the certificates on behalf of Women's World Car of the Year were motoring journalist and broadcaster and Chairman of the Southern Group of Motoring Writers, Sue Baker from England; Maggie Barry from Scotland, Motoring Editor for Media Scotland which includes the Daily Record and Sunday Mail; and Silvia Baruffaldi, Editor of Italy's bi-monthly magazine Auto & Design who is also a member of the World Car Design Award jury.