Amedeo Felisa has been the top honcho at Ferrari for close to the last ten years. His influence, for better or worse, was noted, respected, disagreed with and probably every feeling in between. After it was announced that he would be stepping down earlier this month most expected the company’s chairman ad Fiat overlord Sergio Marchionne to replace him, at least in the short-term.
So, add Mr. Marchionne’s daily responsibilities of serving as the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, running Ferrari’s day-to-day operations and whatever else this busy gentleman engages in every day. Most interesting is this news came after a record first quarter having registered 1,882 cars sold, revenues bumping by 9 percent to 675 million euros, and profits jumping up by a fifth. Most are speculating as to the “fresh perspectives” Mr. Marchionne will bring to the table. Italian-Canadian, the 64-year-old replaced Luci di Montezemolo as chairman in 2014 and spearheaded the decision [...]