Jean Todt (Pronounced: TOD; born 25 February 1946 in Pierrefort, Auvergne, France) is a former rally co-driver and current President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. He previously was Team Principal of Ferrari, from 1993, until 2004 when he became CEO of Ferrari. In 2008, he stepped down as Ferrari CEO, and in 2009 he became FIA president.
Whilst Ross Brawn was enjoying his first world championship victory with his own team, his former Ferrari colleague, Jean Todt had been elected to succeed Max Mosley as the President of the FIA. Todt had defeated fellow presidential candidate, the former rally world champion, Ari Vatenen in the FIA elections with 12 abstention votes with 139 votes in Todt's favour to Vatenen's 49. Mosley whom had served as the FIA President since 1993 would on the 23rd October 2009 relieve his postion to Todt whom would begin his first four year term.
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