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Michael Perschke steps down as Automobili Pininfarina CEO

Last updated on March 27, 2020

Michael Perschke has introduced his choice to step down from his position as the CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, slightly over two years after taking on. In an announcement on social media, Perschke mentioned, “I have been thinking a lot in the last few weeks and defined for myself a goal — how I can personally contribute more and make a difference. I have therefore decided to step down as CEO of Automobili Pininfarina today.”

Confirming Perschke’s departure, firm chairman and Mahindra MD, Pawan Goenka, mentioned, “Michael was instrumental in the creation of Automobili Pininfarina’s business model and strategy. He can look back on an impressive success story in developing a disruptive product and founding this organisation. We wish to place on record our appreciation for Michael Perschke for his passionate contribution and wish him the very best for his future endeavours.”

Perschke took over as CEO of Automobili Pininfarina when Mahindra launched the EV start-up in 2018. It was beneath his management that Automobili Pininfarina went on to unveil the 1,900hp Battista hypercar in 2019, with a 150-unit restricted manufacturing run. Prior to his position at Pininfarina, Perschke has labored for a number of carmakers, together with a stint on the helm of Audi India.

Goenka confirmed that Automobili Pininfarina COO Per Svantesson will exchange Perschke as interim CEO. Svantesson himself has beforehand labored with Volvo and EV specialist NEVS.

Automobili Pininfarina is already engaged on its second mannequin, codenamed PF-One, mentioned to be a Lamborghini Urus-rivalling electrical super-SUV.

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