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Stefano Domenicali

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Bologna, IT

Stefano Domenicali

Biography

Stefano Domenicali is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lamborghini, the iconic Italian luxury car manufacturer. In January 2021 Stefano will become the President and CEO of Formula 1.

A motor racing expert and leader in the industry, for many years Stefano worked at another of Italy’s most recognisable brands, Ferrari, where his most recent role was Team Principal of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team. He is credited with much of the team’s success, and Ferrari last won a Formula 1 World Championship under Stefano’s leadership.

Before becoming Team Principal, Stefano held several other significant positions at Ferrari including F1 Team Manager, Head of HR and Sponsorship within the racing department and International Race Director at Mugello racetrack. He joined Ferrari after graduating from the University of Bologna.

Stefano holds many key roles in the automotive world and is currently President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Single-Seater Commission, the governing body of many motor racing events including Formula 1. He is also Chairman of the Automotive supply chain of Confindustria Emilia and has previously served as a member of the F1 Commission and as President of the CSAI Single-Seater Commission.

In 2020 he became a Vice-President of the Altagamma Foundation (Fondazione Altagamma), an organisation that represents the interests of some of Italy’s most famous luxury brands. He is also a Board Member of Brunello Cucinelli, a premium Italian fashion label that combines style with sustainability.

A native Italian, Stefano attended the University of Bologna from where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. He regularly lectures at academic institutions around the world including Stanford University and Harvard Business School in the US. In 2002 Stefano was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Officer), and in 2019 he was promoted to Commendatore.

Stefano Domenicali’s Newsfeed

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F1 conducted "very broad search" to find Carey replacement

Outgoing Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says the series undertook a "very broad search" to find his replacement before appointing Stefano Domenicali.

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Lamborghini Customers Shrug At Covid-19 Pandemic As Brand Posts Best September Sales Ever

“I’m extremely proud of these results: they affirm the excellent work we have done over the years, maintaining our position as a highly aspirational, desirable and robust brand in the automotive world”, said CEO Stefano Domenicali.

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Stefano Domenicali’s Background

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2016 - Present
Sant'Agata Bolognese, IT
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963 to compete with other luxury car manufacturers in the market, including Ferrari. Lamborghini is a subsidiary of Audi and is owned by the German Volkswagen Group.
Audi AG
Vice President, New Business Initiatives
2014 - 2016
Ingolstadt, DE
Audi AG is a German car maker that produces luxury vehicles, and a member of the Volkswagen group. Audi has its roots in Ingolstadt, Bavaria and is one of the best-selling luxury car brands in the world. Its slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” means "Being Ahead through Technology".
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Current Board Positions

FIA | Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
Head of Single-Seater Commission
2015 - Present
Paris, FR
FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, is an automobile association that was founded in 1904. It is the governing body of many racing events, including Formula 1. The body represents motoring organisations and as well as automobile users and advocates for road safety around the world.
Fondazione Altagamma
Vice-President of the Board of Directors
2020 - Present
The Altagamma Foundation was set up in 1992 and represents Italian luxury brands, with members from many different sectors including fashion, design, food, hospitality, jewellery, cars and yachts.
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Previous Board Positions

UEFA Organisation Committee
Member, European Championship 2019
UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, is the governing body of European football and represents over 50 national football associations across Europe.
FIA World Motor Sport Council
Member 2015 (as President of Single-Seater Commission)
The World Motor Sport Council operates within FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) with the primary responsibility of revising current motor sport regulations as well as drafting new regulations to ensure the safety of all participants as well as drive innovation and new developments.
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Media

Bloomberg | Lamborghini CEO: Too Early for a Full-Electric Car
Interviewee
Jul 2020
In an interview with Bloomberg, Stefano talks about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Lamborghini’s operations as he shares news about the launch of two of their new models and reveals that a full-electric car is a consideration for the future.
The Wheel Network
Interviewee
Dec 2019
Sant'Agata Bolognese, IT
Stefano talks about Lamborghini’s Urus, the brand’s award-winning SUV that embodies all the traditional elements of the company’s luxury sports cars.
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Awards & Endorsements

Order of Merit of the Italian Republic logo Order of Merit of the Italian Republic logo
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Commendatore
2019
Stefano was made an Officer of The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2002, and in 2019 was promoted to the rank of Commendatore. The Order of Merit is the highest-ranking honour of the Republic and is awarded for merit in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities.

Academic Appointments

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Lecturer, Sports Management Projects & Initiatives
2010 - Present
Milan, IT
SDA Bocconi School of Management is the graduate business school of Bocconi University based in Milano, Italy. The school offers specialised Master programmes, MBAs as well as other executive post-graduate programmes.
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Harvard Business School
Lecturer, Executive Education Program 2019
Boston, MA, USA
The Harvard Business School Executive Education program links with leading businesses to help develop the leadership teams they need for successful transformation.
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Stefano Domenicali’s Education

Bologna University
Degree in Economics & Business Administration