In the era of the development of the electric vehicle industry in the world, Ferrari is one of the manufacturers ready to enliven the EV market. Ferrari NV CEO Benedetto Vigna admitted that his party was preparing product development, digitization and data, as well as technology and infrastructure to transition to the era of electrification.
Ferrari will announce its first battery-powered electric car in 2025. For the early stages of electrification, Ferrari will carry out a corporate overhaul as it is still slow on the electrification path.
“We will push the boundaries of the company. Our new organization will increase our agility,” said Vigna.
Vigna is the new CEO of Ferrari who has officially served since September 2021 replacing Louis Camilleri. Before serving as the boss of the manufacturer with the Prancing Horse logo, Vigna was the leader of STMicroelectronics’ chip manufacturing division.
In the reshuffle of Ferrari’s corporate structure, Vigna appointed Ernesto Lasalandra as Chief Research & Development Officer and Angelo Pesci as Chief Purchasing & Quality Officer. Lasalandra and Pesci previously worked at STMicroelectronics together with Vigna.
Then Gianmaria Fulgenzi, who previously served as head of the supply chain for Ferrari’s racing division, now serves as Chief Product Development Officer. Vigna also appointed former Microsoft employee Silvia Gabrielli to the position of Chief Digital & Data Officer at Ferrari. Philippe Krief was appointed as his deputy.
Then finally, Vigna promoted Davide Abate as Ferrari’s Chief Technologies & Infrastructures Officer. Abate himself has worked at Ferrari since 2012.
This new management reshuffle was carried out by Vigna to map out a clear plan in starting the electrification journey. Ferrari itself said it would announce their electrification plans in June 2022.
Later this year, Ferrari is also preparing to introduce its first sports car, the Purosangue. Then the Prancing Horse manufacturer will also launch a convertible version of the 296 GTB this year, retaining the plug-in hybrid V6 engine.