Notable Honors

Presentation of the “Golden Steering Wheel”, 1990

Prestigious “Bambi” award, category Trade and Industry, 1991

“Man of the Year”, Automotive News, Detroit, 1992

“European Businessman of the Year 1992”, Madrid

“Corporate America’s Outstanding Director 1999”

Induction into the European Automotive Hall of Fame in 2006

Carl H. Hahn was inducted into the European Automotive Hall of Fame on 28 February 2006 in Geneva. This honor is bestowed annually by trade publication “Automotive News Europe” on a small group of personages for exceptional services to the automotive world.

Honorary Plaque from the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Prague 2008

Awarded the honor “Luminary in China Automotive Industry”, Beijing 2008

Silver commemorative medal from the Czech Senate, Prague 2011>

“Order of the White Lion”, Czech Republic, Prague 2014

“Order of the White Double Cross”, Slovak Republic, Bratislava 2016

Renaming of the Berufsbildende Schulen Wolfsburg I vocational training facility as Carl Hahn School, Wolfsburg 2014

Carl Hahn was accorded a particular honor in July 2014 when the Berufsbildende Schulen Wolfsburg I vocational training facility in Wolfsburg was renamed Carl Hahn School. In doing so, the school and the City of Wolfsburg honored his life’s work and his role model function. The school’s renaming is at the same time the expression of a long and close affinity between the school and its new name-giver.

Article in the “Wolfsburger Nachrichten”, 10. Juli 2014