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Stefano Domenicali

President & CEO

Formula 1

London, UK

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Stefano Domenicali’s Biography

Stefano Domenicali began his tenure as President and CEO of Formula 1 in January 2021 following his departure as Chairman and CEO of Lamborghini, the iconic Italian luxury car manufacturer.

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 Domenicali 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 has held many key roles in the automotive world and until December 2020 he was President of the FIA Single-Seater Commission, the governing body of many motor racing events including Formula 1. He is 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 Stefano Domenicali 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 Domenicali 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

The Times
Stefano Domenicali: The man with Formula 1's future in his hands

Stefano Domenicali, President of Formula 1, discusses the future of the sport in The Times.

The Times
New F1 chief: I hope Lewis Hamilton stays – but if he does go we have other great drivers...

Stefano Domenicali talks to The Times about sprint races, grand slams and life after Hamilton.

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Stefano Domenicali’s Background

Formula 1
President & CEO
Jan 2021 - Present
Founded in 1950, Formula 1® is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as being the world’s most popular annual sporting series.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2016 - 2020
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.
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Stefano Domenicali’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

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.
Confindustria Emilia
Chairman, Automotive Industry
2019 - Present
Stefano was elected Chairman of the Automotive supply chain of Confindustria Emilia for the four-year period 2018-2022. The organisation represents the business community of the Emilia-Romagna region in north eastern Italy, sometimes described as the manufacturing heart of Europe.
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Previous Board Positions

FIA | Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
Head of Single-Seater Commission
2015 - 2020
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.
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.
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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