Amedeo Felisa is said to have resigned from his post as chief executive officer of Ferrari, according to unconfirmed reports in the Italian press.
Italian automotive website www.autoblog.it has reported the news, but the official word from Ferrari is “we do not comment on speculation or rumour”.
Felisa, 69, has been part of the senior team at Maranello since 1990 when he joined from Alfa Romeo and initially held the role of technical director.
He succeeded Jean Todt as CEO in 2008 and is said to be close to former president Luca di Montezemolo, who left Ferrari in October last year.
A biography of Felisa on Ferrari’s official website states that he was born in 1946 in Milan and graduated in mechanical engineering from the University Politecnico of Milan.
He joined Alfa Romeo’s innovation and experimentation department in 1972 and became head of product development in 1987.
In 1990 he joined Ferrari, and in July 2001 he became general manager of the Gran Turismo Department.