Stephan Winkelmann will be replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer as the President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti has announced that Dürheimer will be retiring at his own request and Winklemann will be taking his place as the President of Bugatti. This move will happen at the end of 2017 after Dürheimer has spent five years in his current position. Winkelmann will be coming from Audi Sport GmbH, where he has been Managing Director since Spring of 2016. Before joining Audi Sport, he was the President and CEO of Lamborghini for 11 years.
“With Stephan Winkelmann, a proven expert in sports cars and the luxury sector is coming to Bugatti“, said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group. “I am convinced that Stephan Winkelmann will use his many years of experience in these fields as well as his sense of dealing with an exclusive clientele and his deep understanding for brands to bring new momentum to Bugatti’s further development and to lead this special brand into a sustainable future.“