Chief Operating Officer Maserati
Chief Technical Officer
Harald Wester was appointed Chief Operating Officer Maserati in October 2018. He has also been a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) and Chief Technical Officer since September 2011.
Previously, he was Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati (until May 2016) and Abarth (until 2013).
Mr. Wester was appointed Chief Technical 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 and 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 and 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 Technical University of Braunschweig in Braunschweig, Germany.
Mr. Wester was born in Linz am Rhein, Germany.