In 2003 I received the award “Career of the Year” by magazine “Junge Karriere” of the Handelsblatt publishing group. This was certainly one of the highlights of my career as Regional Manager Europe and Managing Director of Intel GmbH, the German subsidiary of Intel Corporation.
“The jury (…) evaluates the participants according to four criteria: Performance: rapid advancement in a hierarchy. Success: special professional achievements, for example a decisive contribution to the turnaround of a company Leadership: exemplary management behavior that results in the greatest possible alignment of company and employee goals Business ethics: responsible conduct that goes beyond personal and corporate interests in both professional and social contexts.
Jürgen Thiel, Managing Director at Intel, received the “Career of the Year” award in 2003. The sales professional built Intel’s business in Eastern Europe from scratch. In ten years, he made eight career moves and was Intel’s youngest Managing Director worldwide.