Set to start his new role on 1 July 2022, Michael Leiters has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive.
The German-born succeeds Zak Brown who has been at the helm since 2018 and brings with him the expertise he amassed from Ferrari and Porsche.
Leiters possess a doctorate in engineering and will be based at McLaren’s global headquarters at the McLaren Technology Centre and the adjoining McLaren Production Centre in Surrey, England where all the company’s supercars and hypercars are hand-built.
As the CEO of McLaren, Leiters will lead a 3,000 strong workforce from all global activities worldwide including the brand’s Composites Technology Centre.
“On behalf of everyone at McLaren, I am delighted to welcome Michael as the new CEO of McLaren Automotive. His extensive industry leadership experience combined with his passion for engineering and future technology will help guide and develop our team as we enter an exciting second decade.”
Paul Walsh, Executive Chairman, McLaren Group
McLaren Automotive has over 100 retailers in over 40 territories around the world.
“I could not be more excited to be joining McLaren Automotive as CEO at this important moment in its journey. McLaren is already recognised as one of the world’s most admired luxury supercar companies. I look forward to growing that reputation for our loyal customers, employees, fans and partners as we write the next chapter in McLaren’s illustrious history,” says Leiters.