Ferrari unveils new administration group to confront electrification challenge

MILAN (Reuters) – Ferrari unveiled on Monday specifics of management changes aimed at boosting technology and merchandise exclusivity as the luxury sports automobile maker embraces electrification less than new chief executive Benedetto Vigna.

Vigna, a tech sector veteran and a previous top rated govt at chip maker STMicroelectronics, took the CEO job at the commencing of September with a activity to travel Ferrari into the new era of cleaner, silent and interconnected mobility.

In one of Vigna’s to start with significant moves Ferrari final month reported it was shaking up its management, with 3 best executives leaving the enterprise, together with Chief Technological innovation Officer Michael Leiters.

“The new organizational construction will even further foster innovation, optimise procedures and maximize collaboration each internally and with companions,” Ferrari said in a statement.

As element of the prime administration overhaul, the corporation appointed Gianmaria Fulgenzi – a Ferrari staffer since 2002 and lately head of provide chain at its racing division – as chief solution progress officer.

Ernesto Lasalandra was hired from STMicroelectronics to come to be Ferrari’s chief investigation and development officer, whilst Silvia Gabrielli, who joined Ferrari in 2019 from Microsoft, was appointed chief digital and details officer to improve “the electronic transformation process during the corporation, making sure far more details pushed and digitally focused processes.”

(Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari Enhancing by Tomasz Janowski)