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Ferrari chief executive Camilleri resigns two years after replacing Marchionne

A source said he had been stricken with Covid-19 but the reason for the retirement was personal, not health-related.

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(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ferrari says chief executive Louis Camilleri has resigned for personal reasons.

John Elkann, chairman of the luxury sports car brand, will take over until a successor is named, Ferrari said in a statement.

Mr Camilleri, who took over in 2018 following the death of long-time CEO Sergio Marchionne, is also stepping down as chairman of Philip Morris International, one of Ferrari’s main sponsors.

A source said Mr Camilleri had been stricken with Covid-19 and was convalescing at home after being treated in hospital, but the source stressed that the reason for the retirement was personal, not health-related.

When he took over as chief executive, Mr Camilleri unveiled a business plan that included reviving famous models embedded with Formula One technology and expanding Ferrari’s electric-petrol hybrid powertrain offerings.

Ferrari, based in the Emilia Romagna region which has been one of the hardest-hit by coronavirus in Italy, reported flat third-quarter profits as a result of Italy’s production shutdown.

Net profits were 171 million euros (£157 million) in the quarter, compared with 169 million euros (£155 million) in the same period last year.

Shipments were down by 161 units to 2,313 vehicles.

PA


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