• 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: Thomas Geiger Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 81,000,000 Auto Park: 51,000,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Gian Luca Pellegrini 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: Landsem Arnstein Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 4,632,000
  • Name: Szymon Sołtysik Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 38,437,239 Auto Park: 23,000,000
  • Name: José Caetano 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: Maxim Kadakov 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: Vinko Kernc 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: Anders Helgesson Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 9,775,572 Auto Park: 4,495,473
  • Name: Philipp Aeberli 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: Peter Nunn 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

Joan Dalmau SpainSpain

Juan-Dalmau

Personal Information

02.06.1968 (age 47), Terrassa, Barcelona.

Country Represented

Population: 46,464,053.

Member of Autobest Jury

since 2015

Car Park

855,308 vehicles.

Spain is one of the biggest car markets in Western Europe with sales about one million units yearly. All the European, Asian and American brands are represented in the market, most of it the based in Madrid and others in Barcelona. Spain is also the second manufacturer in Western Europe after Germany with plants from General Motors, PSA, Renault, Nissan, Volkswagen Group (SEAT and Volkswagen), Ford and a yearly production of about two million cars.

Career

Occupation

Editor of the editorial section of Schibsted Spain.

Motoring Media Career:

  • I started working in motor journalism in a local media called Diario de Terrassa in 1995.
  • In 1997 I moved to the editorial Alesport, owned by Jaime Alguersuari, the father of the former Toro Rosso F1 driver with the same name. There I was the main editor for some specialized motoring magazines including SOLO AUTO 4×4, the best 4×4 specialized magazine in Spain, SOLO AUTO SPORT, focused on high performance cars, SOLO AUTO MONOVOLUMEN Y FAMILIARES, dedicated to family cars and minivans and COTXES a generalist cars magazine in catalan language.
  • I have been also a contributor in the newspapers El Periódico de Catalunya and El Punt Avui, in both cases publishing articles on cars and motorsport.

RECENT ACTIVITIES:

Contributor for the editorials Planeta and Altaya, writing books on cars and motorsport.

Statement

I’m really pleased to be a member of such ambitious award (in terms of growing and reaching Western Europe) and very proud to be chosen as the only member of the Spanish jury.