Apple’s chief financial officer Luca Maestri and former chief design officer Jony Ive are reportedly candidates to be Ferrari’s next CEO. Reuters, citing Italian media.
Former Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri left the company last week for personal reasons, and potential successors have since emerged, reportedly including Maestri and Ive. Additionally, former Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao was reportedly running for the position, but Reuters says a source close to Colao has called the claim “unfounded.”
It remains to be seen whether Maestri or Ive would be interested in filling that position. Maestri has served as Apple’s chief financial officer since 2014 and previously served as the company’s corporate controller. I left Apple in 2019 to form an independent design company called LoveFrom, and Apple said it would continue to be one of Ive’s main clients.
It is not uncommon for Apple executives to be named as potential candidates for a CEO position. Johny Srouji, Apple’s head of chip manufacturing, was reportedly on Intel’s shortlist for his CEO role in 2019. The position was eventually filled by Bob Swan.