Silk-Faw, the newly formed Sino-American joint venture ready to invest one billion euros in Reggio Emilia for the construction of a pole for high-end electric welcomes in its team of managers Roberto Fedeli, fresh from three years of experience as head of the FCA Research Center in Turin. The Italian engineer, considered the “father” of Ferrari LaFerrari and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, he was appointed Chief Technology & Innovation Officer e membro dell’executive team. Fedeli, in his new role, will have to find the best technologies for the development of Hongqi “S” series in both the Chinese and global markets. The manager will also oversee the entire development cycle of automotive and mobility products and will be responsible for innovation centers in Italy and China, with a focus on the company’s electrification strategy.
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“This further appointment – commented the president Jonathan Krane – demonstrates our commitment to attracting global automotive talent. Roberto’s experience and expertise will be essential to help position Silk-Faw as a cutting-edge player in the automotive and engineering sector “. Fedeli joins a high-profile team which already includes two highly experienced Italian professionals, the designer Walter De Silva e Amedeo Felisa, the manager who helped raise Ferrati after the Drake disappeared.
Fedeli also boasts important past in the ranks of the prancing horse, where he worked for 26 years holding positions of increasing responsibility, contributing to the birth of horses that have made history such as the F355, 456 GT and 360 Modena. As technical director, a role he held from 2007 to 2014, he led the development of models such as 458 Speciale, California and, above all, LaFerrari, the first hybrid in the history of the Maranello house. After the experience in Maranello, Fedeli joined the BMW group, where he worked on electrification, and then returned to Italy as Cto of Maserati and Alfa Romeo, a role entrusted to him by Marchionne to relaunch the fate of the Biscione and the Trident.