Sergio Marchionne Named as Ferrari's New CEO

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ferrari has named its new CEO.

The company has confirmed that Amedeo Felisa has retired after 26 years of service to the Italian automaker, relinquishing his title of CEO to Sergio Marchionne, who is also the CEO for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ferrari’s parent company. Marchionne will assume the responsibilities of CEO effective immediately and will continue to serve as chairman of the company. Felisa won’t entirely leave Ferrari, however, and will continue to serve on the board of directors with a specific mandate as technical advisor.

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“I have known Amedeo for more than a decade and I have had the opportunity to work with him closely for the last two years,” said Marchionne. “He is beyond any doubt one of the best automotive engineers in the world. During the last 26 years, he has worked tirelessly to fuel and guide Ferrari’s technical development, producing an array of cars which have set the standard for both performance and styling.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on May 03, 2016

    This should go well. Assume any clattering you hear in Maranello is parts falling off as Ferraris leave the factory.