As the Italian company began to move towards electrification, Ferrari has appointed technology executive Benedetto Vigna as its new CEO.
- Benedetto Vigna will take over as CEO on September 1st
- It is expected to help Ferrari enter the new generation of technology and electrification
- The first pure electric Ferrari will debut in 2025
Wigna is 51 years old and currently holds an executive position in the chip division of ST Microelectronics, Europe’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer. Following the departure of former CEO Louis Camilleri in December last year, he will join Ferrari on September 1, 2021.
“Joining Ferrari as CEO is a special honor, and I am joining with the same excitement and sense of responsibility,” Wigna said. “Excited by the huge opportunities that can be seized; and have a deep sense of responsibility for the extraordinary achievements and abilities of Ferrari men and women, all the company’s stakeholders, and everyone around the world who have such a unique passion for Ferrari.”
It is hoped that Vigna will help Ferrari enter the next generation of technologies, including electrification; Maranello’s The first all-electric car will come out in 2025.
The Italian has 26 years of experience in the chip industry and founded ST Microelectronics’ MEMS and Sensor Group division in 1995, which is now the company’s most profitable operating business.
“We are very happy to welcome Benedetto Vigna as our new Ferrari CEO,” said John Ercan, chairman of Ferrari. “His deep understanding of the technologies driving most of the changes 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 times ahead.”
Vigna studied physics at the University of Pisa before cooperating with some of the world’s leading technology companies. He will resign as president of ST Microelectronics on August 31.
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