The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has announced today that it has hired Stéphane Darracq to work as the new general manager of the club, alongside President Pierre Fillon.
Darracq, therefore, takes over the role from outgoing GM Frederic Lenart, who left the ACO back in September of 2018.
Aged 54, Stéphane Darracq is a graduate of AgroParisTech, holder of a Master’s degree in Business Economics and has led a career as an entrepreneur and investor in the field of new technology on an international level.
The ACO feel he has shown “tremendous adaptability in operational and partner positions at companies specialising in digital services, media and software development”. Back in 2003, he founded the wealth investment company Adelandre Conseil & Investissement. He is also a classic car enthusiast and driver, a competitor at Le Mans Classic and the Tour Auto.
At the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Stéphane Darracq will “guide the club in the accomplishment of its three-pronged mission, to promote motorsport, mobility and extend its influence via its flagship events”.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest said: “I extend a warm welcome to Stéphane Darracq, on behalf of the ACO. His background, his expertise, his analytical skills and his flexibility will serve him well in his role as General Manager of the ACO.
“So much is changing in the automotive sector, in sport and in entertainment. Business models are under constant revision and the ACO has to negotiate the curves while remaining true to its roots. Together, we shall determine and implement the club’s strategy to achieve our goals.”