Current Apple CFO, Luca Maestri, and former design chief Jony Ive, are both said to be in the running for the CEO job at Ferrari.

Former CEO, Louis Camilleri retired on Thursday with seemingly no warning.

Camilleri cited personal reasons when he said that he was leaving his role, with Chairman, EJohn Elkann, taking over as an interim CEO. A number of names have been bandied around, with two with a distinctly Apple flavor.

Italian media cited other names including Apple CFO Luca Maestri and Apple former Chief Design Officer Jonathan Paul Ive as possible candidates.

One name familiar to Ferrari F1 fans, Stefano Domenicali, is also said to be a name that’s being considered.

A spokesman for F1 dismissed rumours that the former head of Ferrari’s racing team and ex-Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali could take Camilleri’s role, saying he was looking forward to starting his new job as F1 CEO on Jan. 1 as planned.

Of the two Apple names, Maestri would likely make the most sense from the outside. It isn’t thought that Ive would have the temperament required to run a company as CEO. He also recently started his own design shop as well.

All of this could be nothing more than the rumor mill making a story out of nothing, of course. We’d expect Ferrari to want to make an appointment soon, although there’s no timescale been provided as yet.

(Source: Reuters)

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