(ANSA) – REGGIO EMILIA, NOVEMBER 26 – Katia Bassi, managing director of Silk-Faw, the Sino-American joint venture of luxury electric supercars, has died. She was 54 years old, struck down by an incurable disease. Bassi, originally from Pavia and raised in Locate di Triulzi, worked in the automotive sector for major car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, but also for brands such as Swatch and with managerial experience at Inter and in the NBA in the United States. You lived in Modena and for a year and a half you had managed the reins of the Silk-Faw team with the intention of settling in Reggio Emilia with a production plant.
“Katia was a true leader and leaves behind a legacy of successes, having also been named one of the hundred most successful Italian women by Forbes Italia – reads a note from Silk Sports Car Company – We were lucky to have experienced the his passion, his optimism and his expertise in the automotive world, which will always be part of the company in the future”.
Condolences also from the Municipality of Reggio Emilia: “The untimely death of Katia Bassi deprives the city of a competent, serious manager, appreciated throughout Italy and internationally. Katia was a person of rare human qualities, available and authoritative at the time himself. In the long months of dialogue with our Municipality, yours was a fundamental figure, at times irreplaceable. In this moment of grief, we participate in the mourning of her family members and those who loved her”, subscribe the mayor and deputy mayor of Reggio Emilia, Luca Vecchi and Alex Pratissoli, together with Luca Torri, from Stu Reggiane. (HANDLE).
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