• Name: Gerhard Kuntschik Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 8,602,112 Auto Park: 350,000
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 482,939
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 7,364,570 Auto Park: 3,5 mil.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 4,284,889 Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis Country: Cyprus Capital: Larnaca Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10,538,275 Auto Park: 5,060,360
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Name: Jean-Eric Raoul Country: France Capital: Paris Population: 66,616,416 Auto Park: 33,000,000
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 16,491,852 Auto Park: 8,230,000
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,877,365 Auto Park: 3,000,000
  • Name: Jutta Bernhard Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 82,000,000 Auto Park: 45,800,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 310,000
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 4,632,000
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 38,437,239 Auto Park: 23,000,000
  • Name: Rui Pedro Reis Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,427,301 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,942,642 Auto Park: 6,270,615
  • Name: Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538
  • Name: Dušan Lukič Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,464,053 Auto Park: 855,308
  • Name: Alrik Söderlind Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 9,775,572 Auto Park: 4,495,473
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 77,695,904 Auto Park: 14,500,000
  • Name: Richard Aucock Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 28,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 44,291,413 Auto Park: 9,000,000

Jean-Eric Raoul FranceFrance


Personal Information

27/07/1965, born in Saint-Mandé, France.

Country Represented

France. Population: 66 million.

Member of Autobest Jury

since 2015

Car Park

French car makers produced 5,7 million cars in 2014, 1,5 million in France alone.

The French market represented 1,8 million cars sold new in 2014.

The 1st importer in France was the VW group in 2014, with 241 000 cars sold, including 139 500 cars for the brand VW alone.



Editor in chief of two leading French publications:

  • L’Auto-Journal, bi-monthly, founded in 1950. Average certified circulation in 2014: 105 000 copies.
  • Sport Auto, monthly, founded in 1962, specialized in sport cars and motorsport. Average certified circulation in 2014: 50 700 copies.

Motoring Media Career:

I started my professional career in 1988 as staff journalist at La Vie de l’Auto, a classic car weekly.

In 1991, I was appointed deputy editor of Rétroviseur, a classic car monthly, then leader of the classic car magazines in France. I became editor in chief of Rétroviseur in 1993.

Following my years at Rétroviseur, I shifted in 2001 to Sport Auto, where I started as deputy editor. I was appointed editor in chief of Sport Auto in 2007.

In January 2015, while still being responsible for Sport Auto, I was appointed editor in chief of l’Auto-Journal.

Awards and Nominations / Professional Performances:

As editor in chief of Sport Auto, I received the Best French car and bike magazine award for Sport Auto in 2008 (“Les magazines de l’année.”)


As often as my professional timetable allows it, I restore and drive my personal classic cars: Porsche 911 SC, Simca Aronde, Rolls-Royce 20/25, Fiat Barchetta.


I’m really proud to become the first French representative for this new and upgraded Autobest jury. It is a real opportunity to build up a truly independent, influential and respected international car jury, that will help to give both customers and car makers a global, multicultural point of view on the new cars. And I’m confident that being a member of Autobest will give me a deeper and clearer understanding of the car industry, on a broader, more international perspective.