Ferrari was additionally mentioned to be courting former Apple government Sir Jonathan Ive and its present CFO Luca Maestri
Bendetto Vigna will take over as CEO from John Elkann who was an interim CEO
Simply earlier than the final components 1 race of 2020 in Abu Dhabi, surprising information poured by way of the paddock that Ferrari’s CEO Louis Camilleri was stepping down with rapid impact. The information had come out of nowhere as Ferrari other than its F1 operation was doing very nicely and Camilleri who was a very long time board member had simply been there for two and half years, changing the towering Sergio Marchionne. Chairman and Agnelli household scion John Elkann had assumed the position of interim CEO, however now Ferrari has appointed Benedetto Vigna as its new CEO. The 52-year-old Vigna comes from exterior Maranello. He joins on September 1 from STMicroelectronics, the place he’s at present the president of Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, mainly the corporate’s most worthwhile enterprise in 2020.
Benedetto Vigna would be the new Chief Govt Officer of Ferrari ranging from 1 September.
He commented: “It is a particular honour to be becoming a member of Ferrari as its CEO and I accomplish that with an equal sense of pleasure and accountability.”
— Ferrari (@Ferrari) June 9, 2021
“It is a particular honour to be becoming a member of Ferrari as its CEO and I accomplish that with an equal sense of pleasure and accountability. Pleasure on the nice alternatives which can be there to be captured. And with a profound sense of accountability in direction of the extraordinary achievements and capabilities of the women and men of Ferrari, to all the corporate’s stakeholders and to everybody world wide for whom Ferrari is such a novel ardour,” Benedetto Vigna mentioned on the announcement.
“We’re delighted to welcome Benedetto Vigna as our new Ferrari CEO. His deep understanding of the applied sciences driving a lot of the change in our trade, and his confirmed innovation, business-building and management abilities, will additional strengthen Ferrari and its distinctive story of ardour and efficiency within the thrilling period forward,” mentioned John Elkann who’s Ferrari’s chairman and the CEO of Exor the holding firm which has majority stakes in Ferrari and Stellantis.
This can be a clear indicator that Ferrari desires to undertake trendy applied sciences as part of its future. Proper now of all of the big-ticket supercar makers, Ferrari would be the final one to impress in 2025. It is usually making SUVs now. Ferrari hasn’t been insulated from the worldwide semiconductor disaster too which has been a priority. The hiring of Vigna who’s a veteran of the semiconductor trade will assist navigate Ferrari remodel itself.
The plan is “to make sure Ferrari continues to construct on its management place because the creator of the world’s most lovely and technically superior automobiles. His distinctive data gained over 26 years working on the coronary heart of the semiconductor trade that’s quickly reworking the automotive sector will speed up Ferrari’s means to pioneer the appliance of next-generation applied sciences,” mentioned Ferrari in a press release.
This shift comes at a time when Ferrari is seeing an upturn in its F1 fortunes with the workforce getting pole for 2 consecutive races, getting a P2 in Monaco and has a P3 within the constructor’s championship forward of McLaren.
Ferrari was additionally mentioned to be courting former Apple Chief Design Officer Sir Jonathan Ive and Apple’s present CFO Luca Maestri however looks like it has settled in on a decrease profile government in Vigna who admittedly can be Italian.