Stefano Domenicali named new Lamborghini President/CEO

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Ferrari and Lamborghini are easily two of the most prestigious Italian manufacturers, and Stefano Domenicali can now say he’s been in leadership roles for both brands.

Domenicali will move from Audi to sister VAG brand Lamborghini, named as new President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini to start March 15.

He’ll replace Stephan Winkelmann, who will move the other way, as CEO of sports Audi affiliate quattro GmbH.

“Over the past eleven years Stephan Winkelmann has transformed Lamborghini into a global leader in the manufacture of super sports cars. His successor, who also possesses a wealth of experience in this area, will be continuing this success,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board Management of AUDI AG and Chairman of the Administrative Board of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., in a release.

Domenicali had been with Ferrari for more than 20 years from 1991 through 2014, before resigning as Scuderia Ferrari team principal in April.

Later that year, he was named Vice President of New Business Initiatives for Audi. He also maintains a role with the FIA, as head of its Single Seater Commission. He was present at Circuit of The Americas in Austin last September to witness the launch of the new chassis for the U.S. Formula 4 Championship, sanctioned by SCCA.

Domenicali succeeds Winkelmann, whose accolades with Lamborghini included spearheading the company’s motorsports initiatives. The single-make Lamborghini Super Trofeo series exist in North America, Europe and Asia and the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 has been a popular choice for customer teams in North American and European sports car series the last year or so.