News has just dropped that Stephan Winkelmann will become President and CEO of Lamborghini Automobili while also retaining his position as President of Bugatti effective December 1. This news comes as Stefano Domenicali steps down from Lamborghini to become CEO of Formula 1. If you recall, Winkelmann was the President and CEO of Lamborghini from 2005 to 2016. With such knowledge under his belt, returning to the brand while also staying at Bugatti shouldn’t be too tall of an order.
“Stephan Winkelmann has decisively shaped the history of Lamborghini,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “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.”