Winkelmann returns to Lamborghini as new CEO

Stephan Winkelmann will become the new President and CEO of Lamborghini effective 1 December 2020. He succeeds Stefano Domenicali, who will take over as CEO of F1 starting from 2021. Winkelmann will also remain President of Bugatti.
Winkelmann returns to Lamborghini as new CEO

Stephan Winkelmann was President and CEO of Lamborghini from 2005 to 2016, during which time he transformed Lamborghini into a global leader in the manufacture of super sports cars. Prior to first joining Lamborghini, Winkelmann held a variety of senior positions in the Fiat Group.

In March 2016 Winkelmann became CEO of Quattro GmbH (today Audi Sport GmbH) before joining Bugatti as president at the beginning of 2018.

Stephan Winkelmann comments: "It is a great honor and pleasure for me to lead these two unique companies with their extraordinary automobiles. I am looking forward to the new challenge. Bugatti stands for the best, most powerful, elegant and luxurious hyper sports cars in the world. Lamborghini is the iconic expression of the most exclusive super sports cars demonstrating outstanding design and innovation. Our creativity in both companies is by no means finished and the world is assured some surprises."

Stefano Domenicali since joining Lamborghini in 2016, has continued the process of Lamborghini’s transformation, with the introduction of the Urus in 2018 and a significant growth of the brand on the world stage. In the last four years under his management, the production site in Sant’Agata Bolognese has doubled, more than 700 employees have been hired and the brand has achieved awareness levels unprecedented in the company’s history. The growth in global sales was even more remarkable, with 8,205 units delivered to customers in 2019 marking a doubling of volumes in comparison to the period before Urus introduction: sales records were achieved in all three principal market areas of the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with a turnover of 1.81 billion Euros in 2019.

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