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Stephan Winkelmann has been named as the new President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Already president of Bugatti, he will retain his present function and, in future, run both luxury brands.

At Lamborghini he will be the successor of Stefano Domenicali, who is moving to Formula 1 to become head of racing.

Winkelmann takes up the role on December 1st. The German-Italian manager, was President and CEO of Lamborghini from 2005 to 2016.

Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. says: “Stephan Winkelmann has decisively shaped the history of Lamborghini. No one else stands more clearly for the Lamborghini brand, and he is exactly the right person to lead this unique brand into a successful future.”

“In the name of the whole management board of AUDI AG, I would like to thank Stefano Domenicali for his superb achievements and his dedication to Lamborghini. In the past four years he has shaped the transformation of the brand and pushed it ahead,” adds Markus Duesmann. “We wish him every success in his new role as CEO of Formula 1.”

Before Winkelmann took over management of Lamborghini in 2005, he worked in various positions at Fiat, including as CEO of Fiat Auto in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. In March 2016 Winkelmann moved from Lamborghini to quattro GmbH (now Audi Sport GmbH), taking the role of Managing Director for two years.

Since 1 January 2018 Winkelmann has been President of Bugatti.

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