The annual General Assembly of Car of the Year Jury included this year a renewal for the elected positions of President, Vice-president and Secretary General.
Hakan Matson, from Sweden and the president sofar, quits the Jury after fifteen years of service as a member and the nine last editions performing an outstanding job in the top position. All Jury members loudly thanked him for that. The new elected president is Frank Janssen, from Germany, a member of the Jury Committee for the last seventeen years and secretary general since 2011. For the position of vice-president was elected the Italian member Alberto Sabbatini who, similarly to Hakan Matson, has served his eight years of membership tenure in two different time stages. And the Jury voted Velimatti Honkanen, from Finland, as the new secretary general. Velimatti is a member of the Jury since the 2011 edition. Above, from left, Hakan Matson, Frank Janssen, Velimatti Honkanen and Alberto Sabbatini.