Stellantis announces six winners of Global Students Awards
Six regional winners including India’s Vaishnavi Mangesh Kodalkar received the Sergio Marchionne Award of Excellence out of nearly 250 applicants, recognizing them as young leaders with a passion for a brighter future.
The Stellantis Student Awards recently concluded its second global program celebrating more than 600 graduates of Stellantis employees for their dedication to continuous learning and education with a monetary award. This year, the applicants were asked to explain how they would offer decarbonised mobility that is affordable and accessible to all.
Stellantis Chairman John Elkann and CEO Carlos Tavares recognized the award recipients during an online ceremony, including the six regional winners of the Sergio Marchionne Award of Excellence. Forty-six percent of the more than 600 award winners applied for the secondary recognition, by submitting a video answering the question, “What does a great company to work for mean to you?” The six regional winners – including five women – were given the opportunity to interview for a position within Stellantis.
Sergio Marchionne Award Winners:
Yutong Wu, China
Delia Alfonso Lomba, Enlarged Europe
Vaishnavi Mangesh Kodalkar, India & Asia Pacific
Boiketlo Mokoena, Middle East & Africa
Mehmet Tascioglu, North America
Paula Luiza Correa da Silva Santos, South America
“We are proud to support students from various cultures and regions around the world,” said John Elkann, Stellantis chairman. “For nearly 30 years, the Student Awards have celebrated young, diverse talent. It is our responsibility to continue this tradition, which reflects Stellantis’ positive contributions to our communities.”
“Embracing the power of this next generation is how we will continue to improve Stellantis,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “I want to thank all the students who contributed their time to apply and share their ideas with us. Life is a continuous journey of learning, and through this process, we honor these emerging leaders, as we endeavour to improve the quality of life for all.”
“We are equally proud of the students as we are of their parents, who are one of our greatest assets,” said Xavier Chéreau, Stellantis Chief Human Resources and Transformation Officer. “Because of their diversity and enthusiasm, these students represent a talented new generation that inspires us to drive sustainable and equitable growth for a better future.”
Originally established as a regional program 27 years ago, the Stellantis Student Awards concludes its second year as a global program, representing six regions and 24 countries, continuing the same spirit that education and learning will contribute to a sustainable future for everyone. Since 1996, nearly 15,000 high school and university graduates have been recognized.
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