Chief Technology Officer
Harald Wester was appointed Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) on September 1, 2011. Previously, he was Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati (until May 2016) and Abarth (until 2013).
He was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Fiat Group in September 2007. In addition to this role, in August 2008 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Maserati S.p.A., in January 2009 Chief Executive Officer of Abarth & C. S.p.A., and in January 2010 Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Romeo Automobiles.
Mr. Wester started his professional career at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, where he was General Manager of the Vehicle Research & New Concepts department from 1991 to 1995.
Later that year, he joined Audi AG in Ingolstadt where he became Program Manager for the A2 models & Special Vehicles, a position that he held until January 1999.
Subsequently, he joined Ferrari S.p.A. at Maranello as Director of Product Development, where he remained until January 2002.
Mr. Wester was then hired by Magna Steyr AG, Magna AG (Graz, Vienna) as Group President Engineering and Chief Technical Officer (Research, Development and Technologies).
In 2004, he joined the Fiat Group where he took on the role of Chief Technical Officer of Fiat Group Automobiles.
He obtained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Braunschweig University.
Mr. Wester was born in Linz am Rhein, Germany.