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Benedetto Vigna nominated as Ferrari’s General Manager

Benedetto Vigna nominated as Ferrari’s General Manager

The Italian carmaker announced on June 9 the appointment of Benedetto Vigna as the firm’s new CEO, effective next September. After the resignation of Louis C. Camilleri as CEO of Ferrari in December 2020, John Elkann was appointed as interim CEO.

 


It’s a special honour to be joining Ferrari as its CEO and I do so with an equal sense of excitement and responsibility” , says Vigna.

 

While the choice of Ferrari may have come as a surprise, it is in fact far from surprising. Graduate in physics from the University of Pisa, he has been a member of the executive committee of the Franco-Italian multinational STMicroelectronics, which designs, manufactures and markets electronic chips, since the 1990s. Within the company, he also holds the position of President and Founder of the “Electromechanical Systems and Sensors” division. Benedetto Vigna is also a major player in the production of semiconductors in the world, having even filed more than 100 patents related to automotive technologies.

 

Its extensive technical background in this field is essential today in the new technologies flourishing in the automotive sector. As a result, Ferrari would now be able to accelerate the development of its models capable of combining both high performance and cutting-edge solutions.

 

His deep understanding of the technologies driving much of the change in our industry, and his proven skills in innovation, business creation and leadership, will further strengthen Ferrari and its unique story of passion and performance in the exciting era ahead” , said John Elkann, current Ferrari President.

 

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Benedetto Vigna will take up his post on September 1, a crucial date as the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, an event of great importance for Scuderia Ferrari, will take place 10 days later.

 

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Featured photo : © Ferrari

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