Ducati’s CEO Gabrielle Del Torchio is being replaced by Claudio Domenicali, it has been announced.
Rumours emerged earlier this week suggesting Del Torchio was set to leave the firm. These were officially confirmed today. He is set to join the Italian airline company, Alitalia and will be replaced at Ducati by General Manager Domenicali.
Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ducati Motor Holding, said, “Del Torchio guided Ducati out of an economically difficult phase, back to a successful growth path and to the top of the worldwide segment of premium performance motorcycles.
"For that achievement, we express our gratitude on behalf of all Audi and Ducati employees and wish him all the best in his future tasks.”
Claudio Domenicali, the new Ducati CEO, has been part of Ducati since 1991. Following various management positions, he was promoted to Managing Director of Ducati Corse in 1999 before becoming an R&D Director in 2005.
In 2009 he was appointed General Manager Operations and Product Development. In 2012, he was confirmed as a member of the Board of Directors after the sale of Ducati Motor Holding to AUDI AG.