Ferrari has long remained “headless”, with Benedetto Vigna taking over as CEO from 1 September next year. The 51-year-old Vigna is coming to fill the void left by Louis Camilleri when he left the Italian brand last December and will be the one to lead Ferrari into the era of new technologies in the car industry.
Vigna studied physics at the University of Pisa and then worked for some of the world’s largest technology companies. In the mid-1990s he founded the st microelectronics division that focuses on sensors and microelectronics systems, which are currently the most profitable part of the company. Now he is ready for the next challenge in his career and has as munitions the years of experience in the field of technology and even from high-level posts.
“A deep understanding of the technologies driving change in our industry and proven innovation, business building and leadership skills will further enhance Ferrari and its unique history of passion and performance in the exciting new era.”
Said the company’s President, John Elkann. “Vigna’s work will be not easy but the Italian has the experience and know-how to cope.”
On the other hand, electric mobility is spreading very rapidly and Ferrari will have to ideally marry the past with the future so that the countless fans of the historical brand enjoy vehicles where they will continue to excite the imagination.