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NEW YORK and SANT’AGATA BOLOGNESE, ITALY, June 13, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
In the interview, Mr. Winkelmann discusses the evolving dynamics of the global automobile industry, how Lamborghini has succeeded by remaining true to its brand values even in challenging economic times, how he approaches recruiting and difficult management decisions, and why Italy remains the style capital of the world.
“Stephan’s visionary leadership has turned Lamborghini into a global success story, which is an outstanding accomplishment for a luxury automobile brand at this time in history,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation.
“Stephan combines a passion for his industry with a vision grounded in a keen understanding of market dynamics, not only in Italy and Europe, but worldwide,” said Renato Curti, Managing Director of Boyden Italy. “He has succeeded in a particularly challenging segment, and his leadership insights are valuable for anyone attempting to navigate in the current global business environement.”
Mr. Winkelmann was appointed CEO of Lamborghini in January 2005 and the company’s growth since his arrival has been recognized as one of the most successful turnaround programmes in the automotive and luxury sectors. For this accomplishment, Mr. Winkelmann was awarded the prestigious decoration of Grand Offiver in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2009. Prior to his appointment as CEO fo Lamborghini, Mr. Winkelmann served as CEO of Fiat Auto Austria, Switzerland and Germany, and prior to that he held international marketing and sales roles for Fiat Auto, and worked at Mercedez-Benz. He studied political science in Rome, took his degree at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, and spent two years in the paratroopers in Germany, leaving as a lieutenant.
The full interview with Mr. Winkelmann is available here.