With Lamborghini’s CEO leaving to take over chief executiveship at Formula 1, Lamborghini needs a new CEO. Or rather an old one. Bugatti’s CEO, Stefan Winkelmann will return to a leadership role at the Italian supercar manufacturer.
As of December 1, Winkelmann will take over from Stefano Domenicali. Winkelmann was the CEO of Lamborghini between 2005 and 2016.
We are very proud to announce that as of December 1st, 2020, Stephan Winkelmann, President of @Bugatti, has also been appointed President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. He will maintain his position at Bugatti, taking on a dual role.#Lamborghini #Bugatti #StephanWinkelmann pic.twitter.com/BRWSy2WMJN
— Lamborghini (@Lamborghini) November 18, 2020
The news is interesting since rumors continue to swirl about Volkswagen looking to sell Lamborghini. Although Winkelmann is clearly qualified for the position, getting the old CEO to do double duty might be a good idea if you were looking to offload the company shortly.
Bugatti, too, is rumored to be on the chopping block. Reports came out recently that Rimac would be buying the historic French manufacturer. That puts Winkelmann in an interesting position. Mind you, rumors about VW selling brands have been around for years now.
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