“Ferrari is such a unique passion” – Benedetto Vigna has been appointed as the new CEO of Ferrari to replace Louis Camilleri.
Benedetto Vigna is currently the president of STMicroelectronics’s Analog, MEMS (Micro-electromechanical Systems) and Sensors Group units. The Italian will join Ferrari from the month of September.
Benedetto Vigna will be the new Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari starting from 1 September.
He commented: “It’s a special honour to be joining Ferrari as its CEO and I do so with an equal sense of excitement and responsibility.”
— Ferrari (@Ferrari) June 9, 2021
Vigna replaces Louis Camilleri, who stepped down from his role towards the end of last year. He expressed delight at his appointment, terming Ferrari “a unique passion”.
It’s a special honour to be joining Ferrari as its CEO and I do so with an equal sense of excitement and responsibility.
“Excitement at the great opportunities that are there to be captured. And with a profound sense of responsibility towards the extraordinary achievements and capabilities of the men and women of Ferrari, to all the company’s stakeholders and to everyone around the world for whom Ferrari is such a unique passion.”
John Elkann is the interim CEO
Ferrari chairman John Elkann, who is also the interim CEO currently, welcomed Vigna’s appointment. His appointment comes at the time the F1 team is on a recovery path and could challenge for titles in the upcoming seasons.
“We are delighted to welcome Benedetto Vigna as our new Ferrari CEO. His deep understanding of the technologies driving much of the change in our industry, and his proven innovation, business-building, and leadership skills, will further strengthen Ferrari and its unique story of passion and performance in the exciting era ahead.
“(Vigna’s main responsibility) will be to ensure Ferrari continues to build on its leadership position as the creator of the world’s most beautiful and technically advanced cars.
“His unique knowledge gained over 26 years working at the heart of the semi-conductor industry that is rapidly transforming the automotive sector will accelerate Ferrari’s ability to pioneer the application of next-generation technologies.”