Mazda announces with deep sorrow the sudden death of Andrea Fiaschetti, the managing director of Mazda Italy.

His colleagues across Europe are shocked and saddened by the news. Andrea’s passing leaves a great emptiness in the people who worked with him. All will dearly miss his energy, his enthusiasm and his extraordinary passion.

Andrea, who was 47, joined Mazda in 2001, holding positions of increasing responsibility until becoming managing director in 2013. Since then, he steered Mazda Italy with vitality and determination, achieving ambitious growth targets.

Andrea leaves his wife Barbara and two daughters.