There’s set to be a change in leadership at Aston Martin… again.

    78-year-old Amedeo Felisa is reportedly set to depart the British supercar manufacturer after less than a year in the top job.

    Automotive News Europe reports chairman Lawrence Stroll is on the hunt for a replacement, and has contacted multiple current and former heads of other luxury automotive brands, according to people familiar with the matter.

    An Aston Martin spokesperson reportedly declined to comment.

    The high turnover of CEOs began when Andy Palmer left the top job soon after Lawrence Stroll stepped in to rescue Aston Martin in 2020.

    Former Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers then took charge and led the company for two years.

    Rumours at the time suggested strategic differences led to Mr Moers’ departure. CAR Magazine reported he wanted to establish a development base for the firm in Germany while Mr Stroll wanted to invest in a new northern Italy hub.

    Ex-Ferrari boss Amedeo Felisa then took the reins at Aston Martin. He brought with him experience gathered while being CEO at the Italian supercar manufacturer between 2008 to 2016.

    Additionally, Roberto Fedeli was appointed chief technical officer, after having led development of the LaFerrari hypercar.

    In early 2020, Mr Stroll took control of Aston Martin in conjunction with the Yew Tree Consortium he leads.

    Since then, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) bought a large amount of shares in the British manufacturer, along with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Lucid – an American electric vehicle manufacturer also supported by the PIF.

    Following Mr Stroll’s acquisition of the BWT Racing Point Formula One team in 2018, the team rebranded to the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team – returning the British marque to Grand Prix for the first time since 1959.

    James Gelding
    James Gelding is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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