Currently reading: Ex-Ferrari technology boss Michael Leiters named McLaren CEO
Leiters replaces long-time boss Mike Flewitt, having played a core role in Porsche's and Ferrari's strategies

McLaren has appointed ex-Ferrari technology boss Michael Leiters as its new CEO, effective from 1 July.

The landmark signing comes in the wake of previous McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt's departure after eight years in the role. 

Leiters was one of three high-ranking Ferrari executives to leave Maranello as part of a management shuffle late last year. The Italian brand said it was implementing "a new organisational structure, consistent with its strategic goals of exclusivity, excellence and sustainability", with Leiters departing alongside chief brand diversification officer Nicola Boari and chief manufacturing officer Vincenzo Regazzoni.

The German previously spent time at Porsche, where he served most prominently as the company's SUV line director - overseeing development and production of the crucial Porsche Cayenne.

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