Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez is expected to step down from his position at the end of this year to take on a more ambassadorial role with the brand.
The CEO, who will turn 70 in November, recently made history by completing the first laps on the Nurburgring behind the wheel of the British automaker’s new Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car. The Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S will be competing at this year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
Bez joined Aston Martin in July 2000 and has helped bring the automaker back into the spotlight worldwide. In his time as CEO, he helped make the DB7 a global success, oversaw the brand’s move from Newport Pagnell to Gaydon, and lead the launch of all the modern Aston Martin models we see today.
The British automaker has not confirmed the move, but it is believed Bez’s replacement will be chosen by this summer so that he or she can work closely with Bez during the transition period.
[Source: Autocar UK]
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