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Stefano Domenicali

President & CEO

Formula 1

London, UK

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Stefano Domenicali’s Biography

Stefano Domenicali stepped into the role of President and CEO of Formula 1 at the start of 2021 following his departure as CEO and Chairman of Lamborghini, the iconic luxury automobile 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...
Stefano Domenicali stepped into the role of President and CEO of Formula 1 at the start of 2021 following his departure as CEO and Chairman of Lamborghini, the iconic luxury automobile 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.
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Evening Standard
London Grand Prix is ‘not realistic’, says F1 boss Stefano Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali, head of Formula 1, confirmed that a London Grand Prix was not a realistic option in the short term.

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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
The Italian luxury car manufacturer was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini as a response to rivals in the market, including Ferrari. Lamborghini is a subsidiary of Audi and is owned by the German Volkswagen Group.
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Current Board Positions

Fondazione Altagamma
Vice-President of the Board of Directors
2020 - Present
Set up in 1992 to represent Italian luxury brands, the Altagamma Foundation has members from multiple sectors, including food, design, fashion, cars, jewellery and hospitality.
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 association represents the business community in the “manufacturing heart of Europe”, the Emilia-Romagna region in north-eastern Italy.
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Previous Board Positions

FIA | Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
Head of Single-Seater Commission
2015 - 2020
Paris, FR
Founded in 1904, the FIA is the governing body of many racing events, including Formula 1. The body represents motoring organisations as well as automobile users and advocates road safety globally.
UEFA Organisation Committee
Member, European Championship 2019
As the governing body of European football, UEFA represents more than 50 national soccer associations across Europe.
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Media

Bloomberg | Lamborghini CEO: Too Early for a Full-Electric Car
Interviewee
Jul 2020
Stefano reveals that Lamborghini might have plans for a full-electric car in the future, shares news about two new Lamborghini models, and talks about the impact the pandemic has had on their operations.
The Wheel Network
Interviewee
Dec 2019
Sant'Agata Bolognese, IT
Stefano chats about Lamborghini’s award-winning SUV, the Urus, and shares how the vehicle encapsulates all the elements of the company’s luxury vehicles.
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Awards & Endorsements

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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 he was promoted to the rank of Commendatore.

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. It offers MBAs, several executive post-graduate programmes and specialised Master courses.
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Harvard Business School
Lecturer, Executive Education Program 2019
Boston, MA, USA
The Harvard Business School Executive Education programme connects with top businesses to help develop the leadership groups they need to successfully transform their firms.
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Stefano Domenicali’s Education

Bologna University
Degree in Economics & Business Administration