11. Walter de Silva

Position: Volkswagen Auto Group Design Chief
Nationality: Italian
Twitter: @Volkswagen
Complex Says: Walter de Silva has a lot on his plate. From VW to Bugatti, his design ethos is apparent. Redesigning the Golf, Europe's best-selling car for more three decades, would be a monumental task in itself, but he also has to oversee everything from cheap Czech hatchbacks to V12-powered Lamborghinis. VW's goal of being the world's largest automaker are impossible if de Silva falters.