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International Engine of the Year 2017 Review

Judging Panel 2017

Alvaro Sauras Alonso

Country: Spain
Age: 37
Years in Motoring Journalism: 15
Outlets: Autofacil - CAR&Tecno

Carl Cunanan

Country: Philippines
Age: 54
Years in Motoring Journalism: 16
Outlets: C!, Calibre, Billionaire, Wheel2Wheel

Charley Chae

Country: Korea
Age: 59
Years in Motoring Journalism: 31
Outlets: Auto Express, Global Autonews

Dan Carney

Country: USA
Age: 50
Years in Motoring Journalism: 28
Outlets: Automotive Engineering International, The New York Times, Sports Car International, BBC.com

Dan Vardie

Country: Romania
Age: 54
Years in Motoring Journalism: 28
Outlets: 4x4 Crossover Lifestyle, Car Romania

David Booth

Country: Canada
Age: 59
Years in Motoring Journalism: 36
Outlets: Autovision, National Post

Dean Slavnich

Country: UK
Age: 37
Years in Motoring Journalism: 16
Outlets: Engine Technology International Editor, co-chairman of the Awards

Eddie Alterman

Country: USA
Age: 45
Years in Motoring Journalism: 25
Outlets: Car and Driver, Automobile, GQ Men's Journal, MPH, The New York Times

Fernando Calmon

Country: Brazil
Age: 71
Years in Motoring Journalism: 49
Outlets: Coluna Alta Roda, UOL Carros, Carplace, Autozine

Frank Markus

Country: USA
Age: 55
Years in Motoring Journalism: 27
Outlets: Motor Trend

Gabor Szecsenyi

Country: Hungary
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 19
Outlets: Az Auto, Retro Mobil, Luxusauto, Tempo radio

Georg Kacher

Country: Germany
Age: 65
Years in Motoring Journalism: 42
Outlets: Auto Bild, Automobile, Car

Goro Okazaki

Country: Japan
Age: 50
Years in Motoring Journalism: 28
Outlets: Car and Driver Japan, CarView, Car Graphic

Graham Johnson

Country: UK
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 23
Outlets: Managing director UKi Media & Events Ltd, co-chairman of the Awards

Halit Bolkan

Country: Turkey
Age: 47
Years in Motoring Journalism: 23
Outlets: Otohaber

Hans Hedberg

Country: Sweden
Age: 46
Years in Motoring Journalism: 21
Outlets: Teknikensvarld

Hongcang Liu

Country: China
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 18
Outlets: China Auto

Hormazd Sorabjee

Country: India
Age: 51
Years in Motoring Journalism: 30
Outlets: Autocar India, CNBC Television

Jason Cammisa

Country: USA
Age: 41
Years in Motoring Journalism: 11
Outlets: Motor Trend

Jens Meiners

Country: Germany
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 20
Outlets: Car and Driver, Automotive News, Automobil Industrie

Joaquim Oliveira

Country: Portugal
Age: 49
Years in Motoring Journalism: 28
Outlets: Auto Foco, Marca, Mundo Automovel TV

John Carey

Country: Australia
Age: 59
Years in Motoring Journalism: 32
Outlets: News Ltd Cars Guide (including Sydney Daily Telegraph Melbourne, Herald Sun, Brisbane Courier Mail), Wheels, Qantas

Juergen Zoellter

Country: Germany
Age: 66
Years in Motoring Journalism: 29
Outlets: Autobild, Car and Driver, Focus, Welt am Sonntag

Karl Andrew Brauer

Country: USA
Age: 47
Years in Motoring Journalism: 22
Outlets: Kelley Blue Book, Forbes

Kun Wang

Country: China
Age: 41
Years in Motoring Journalism: 14
Outlets: Automotive Weekly

Leonid Golovanov

Country: Russia
Age: 49
Years in Motoring Journalism: 22
Outlets: Autoreview

Marc Lachapelle

Country: Canada
Age: 64
Years in Motoring Journalism: 36
Outlets: Guide de l'auto

Marc Noordeloos

Country: USA
Age: 42
Years in Motoring Journalism: 14
Outlets: Automobile, Autocar, What Car?

Marco Marelli

Country: Italy
Age: 47
Years in Motoring Journalism: 26
Outlets: Auto & Fuoristrada

Massimo Nascimbene

Country: Italy
Age: 64
Years in Motoring Journalism: 33
Outlets: La Repubblica

Matt Joy

Country: UK
Age: 40
Years in Motoring Journalism: 16
Outlets: Press Association

Michael Taylor

Country: International
Age: 48
Years in Motoring Journalism: 26
Outlets: AutoCar, Motor, AutoWeek

Mikhail Podorozhansky

Country: Russia
Age: 58
Years in Motoring Journalism: 30
Outlets: Autoreview

Mohamed Sheta

Country: Egypt
Age: 42
Years in Motoring Journalism: 22
Outlets: Al-Masry Al-Youm, Auto Arabia, Middle East Auto News Agency

Natan Tazelaar

Country: Netherlands
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 17
Outlets: Carros, Autovisie, Autokompas

Nicol Louw

Country: South Africa
Age: 37
Years in Motoring Journalism: 6
Outlets: Car South Africa

Nikos Kounitis

Country: Greece
Age: 48
Years in Motoring Journalism: 22
Outlets: 4 Wheels, Auto Bild, Hellas

Oleg Vasylevskyi

Country: Ukraine
Age: 46
Years in Motoring Journalism: 22
Outlets: Auto Bild Ukraine

Padraic Deane

Country: Ireland
Age: 59
Years in Motoring Journalism: 26
Outlets: Motorshow

Paul Horrell

Country: UK
Age: 53
Years in Motoring Journalism: 28
Outlets: Car Graphic, The Daily Telegraph, Motor Trend, Popular Science, Top Gear

Renuka Kirpalani

Country: India
Age: 49
Years in Motoring Journalism: 13
Outlets: Autocar Show on The Times Network

Richard Kajornsak Leu

Country: Thailand
Age: 48
Years in Motoring Journalism: 27
Outlets: Bangkok Post

Roberto Nasser

Country: Brazil
Age: 71
Years in Motoring Journalism: 50
Outlets: O Globo

Sergio Oliveira de Melo

Country: Mexico
Age: 56
Years in Motoring Journalism: 21
Outlets: El Informador, La Cochera TV, Autoestereo Radio

Sjoerd van Bilsen

Country: Netherlands
Age: 42
Years in Motoring Journalism: 16
Outlets: De Telegraaf

Szczepan Mroczek

Country: Poland
Age: 42
Years in Motoring Journalism: 19
Outlets: Top Gear Poland, Auto _wiat

Tarcisio Dias de Araujo

Country: Brazil
Age: 40
Years in Motoring Journalism: 16
Outlets: Mechanics Online

Thomas Imhof

Country: Germany
Age: 60
Years in Motoring Journalism: 36
Outlets: MOT, Welt am Sonntag

Tom Wilson

Country: USA
Age: 61
Years in Motoring Journalism: 37
Outlets: Road & Track, MSN Autos, Super Ford, HPBooks

Tomas Hyan

Country: Czech Republic
Age: 65
Years in Motoring Journalism: 49
Outlets: Automobil Revue

Tomaz Porekar

Country: Slovenia
Age: 67
Years in Motoring Journalism: 37
Outlets: Avto magazin

Volkan Demirkusak

Country: Turkey
Age: 33
Years in Motoring Journalism: 12
Outlets: Auto Motor und Sport, Galatasaray TV, Radyo Trafik

William Visnic

Country: USA
Age: 53
Years in Motoring Journalism: 25
Outlets: SAE Forbes.com, AutoTrader.com

Xia Dong

Country: China
Age: 49
Years in Motoring Journalism: 18
Outlets: Auto Motor and Sport, Auto Power

Yasuhiko Kawamura

Country: Japan
Age: 57
Years in Motoring Journalism: 32
Outlets: Car and Driver Japan, Motor Fan Illustrated, Motor

Yogendra Pratap

Country: India
Age: 49
Years in Motoring Journalism: 21
Outlets: Auto Today and India Today Television

Yumi Kawabata

Country: Japan
Age: 46
Years in Motoring Journalism: 13
Outlets: Car Graphic, Nikkei Automotive Technology, Motor Fan Illustrated

Yves Maroselli

Country: France
Age: 43
Years in Motoring Journalism: 21
Outlets: L'Figaro, L'Automobile, Science & Vie