Maurizio Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene (born 7 March 1957[1]) is an Italian manager and sports director.

Maurizio Arrivabene
Maurizio Arrivabene - Scuderia Ferrari - 2016 Monaco F1 GP (edited).jpg
Arrivabene at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix
Born (1957-03-07) 7 March 1957 (age 65)
Brescia, Italy[1]
Occupation(s)Team principal of Scuderia Ferrari (2014–2019)
CEO of Juventus (2021–2022)
Spouse(s)Stefania Bocchi
(m. 1990⁠–⁠1995)
Children1

Arrivabene was team principal of Formula One team Scuderia Ferrari. He was appointed team principal in November 2014, replacing Marco Mattiacci, and was replaced by Mattia Binotto in January 2019.

CareerEdit

Arrivabene comes from a marketing and sales background. In 1997, he joined Philip Morris International, rising to become Vice President of Marlboro Global Communication and Promotions in 2007, and Vice President of Consumer Channel Strategy and Event Marketing in 2011. Through his work with Philip Morris, he became involved with the company's sponsorship (through the Marlboro brand) of the Ferrari Formula One team, and sat on the Formula One Commission as a representative of the sport's sponsors from 2010.[1][2]

On 23 November 2014, Ferrari announced that Arrivabene had been appointed as its team principal, replacing Marco Mattiacci, who had himself only been in the position since April that year.[3] The decision to install Arrivabene was made by the new Ferrari chairman, Sergio Marchionne, who gave Arrivabene's "thorough understanding not just of Ferrari but also of the governance mechanisms and requirements of the sport"[2] as part of the reason for his appointment. This appointment was part of a team rejuvenation process by Marchionne who deposed the ex long-time Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo.[2] Arrivabene was replaced as Ferrari team principal by former technical boss Mattia Binotto on 7 January 2019 after the 2018 season.[4][5]

Arrivabene has been an independent board member of Italian football club Juventus F.C. since 2012.[1] Former CEO of Juventus, on 28 November 2022, the entire Juventus board of directors, including Arrivabene, resigned from their respective roles amid scandal.[6] On 20 January 2023, Arrivabene was suspended for two years from holding office in Italian football as punishment for capital gain violations as part of the Plusvalenza scandal.[7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

Arrivabene and Ulrika Eriksson met in Madonna di Campiglio in 1986 and were married from 1990 until 1995.[9] Their daughter was born in 1990.[10] As of May 2021, Arrivabene was married to Stefania Bocchi.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Maurizio Arrivabene". Juventus.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Marco Mattiacci sacked by Ferrari". The Independent. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ Noble, Jonathan (25 November 2014). "Why Ferrari F1 team dropped Marco Mattiacci for Maurizio Arrivabene". Autosport.com. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Ferrari replace team boss Maurizio Arrivabene with Mattia Binotto". SkySports. 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ Richards, Giles (7 January 2019). "Ferrari replace team principal Maurizio Arrivabene after poor season". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Juventus board members resign in massive shock; Andrea Agnelli and Pavel Nedved out at storied Serie A side". CBS Sports. 29 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  7. ^ "Inchiesta Plusvalenze: accolto il ricorso della Procura, 15 punti di penalizzazione alla Juventus" [Capital Gains Investigation: Prosecutor's appeal accepted, Juventus penalized by 15 points] (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 20 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Juventus penalized 15 points from Serie A standings; 11 execs banned for mishandling transfer finances". cbssports.com. 20 January 2023.
  9. ^ "interview Ulrika Hjelm who was married to MAURIZIO ARRIVABENE Today, hom is working with organizations like Star for Life and Saving Wild Animals from Poaching".
  10. ^ "A Swedish blog with descriptions of Arrivabene's previous marriage with Eriksson Hjelm as well about their daughter".
  11. ^ "Is Maurizio Arrivabene's Wife Stefania Bocchi Still Working For Ferrari?".