There are a lot of stories today about Marco Mattiacci, the new head of Ferrari Gestione Sportiva, who is replacing Stefano Domenicali. He grew up in Rome and is 42 years of age. He is reported to have started his career at Jaguar Italia in 1989, which would have meant that he was only 17 or 18 and as he is also listed as having studied Economics at the Universita’ La Sapienza di Roma, the Jaguar involvement must necessarily have been short-lived. He then worked in strategic consulting in London but in 1999 when he got a call from Ferrari to work in developing sales in various regions. After nearly two years he became the project leader of the Maserati launch in the United States for a year before moving to the US to be VP Sales and Marketing for Ferrari Maserati North America in 2002. Four years later he was sent to Shanghai as Executive VP for Business Development for Ferrari Asia Pacific, taking some time out to take part in the International Executive Programme at INSEAD in Singapore. After a year he was promoted to the role of President and CEO of Ferrari Asia Pacific and four years later was sent to the United States to be President and CEO of Ferrari North America, taking a little more time out in 2011 to attend a course at the Columbia Universy Business School in New York. He has since been based at Ferrari North America’s headquarters in Englewood, New Jersey, while living with his young family in SoHo in Manhattan.