One of the world’s most successful motorsport managers and teamwork experts
Although he studied programming at the Villa Greppi Institute in Monticello, Italy, Davide Brivio’s passion for motorcycles kept him from pursuing a traditional career path. He began covering motorcycle races for a small Italian magazine before joining an agency and ultimately becoming the press officer for Fabrizio Pirovano. He went on, from there, to manage Pirovano’s team before joining the Yamaha team during the world motorcycle championship series in 1992 and 1993.
In 1994 he became the Italian Yamaha team manager, a position he held until 2002 when he joined the Iwata brand in MotoGP. He stayed with the team until 2010. Davide Brivio is credited as the person responsible for signing Valentino Rossi to the brand in 2004. The two had known each other relatively well before Davide Brivio had joined the team and, what started out as a conversation between friends, ended up with a signed contract. With Rossi joining the team, Iwata once became a leading contender in motorcycle racing.
The year 2011 saw Davide Brivio once more change teams when he joined Ducati although he soon missed his job as team manager. He joined Suzuki where he faced one of the most important challenges of his career thus far. The team wished to return to MotoGP although they did not have the resources of rivals such as Yamaha or Honda. By changing his approach, he adopted a strategy that focused on younger, newer talent. His strategy proved successful, with the team achieving their first victory the next year.
After three decades in the world of motorcycle racing, Davide Brivio was ready for a new challenge. His steadfast character and ability to lead saw him offered the team manager role of F1’s Alpine team. His position there is just under that of Laurent Rossi, Alpine F1’s CEO.
As a keynote speaker, Davide Brivio brings his wealth of experience garnered from the world of racing to the table. He touches on aspects such as team building, team performance, leadership, and much more. He resides in Italy and presents in both English and Italian.
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“Davide is one of the most keen professional I have the pleasure to know in motorsports, driven by both passion and seriousness for his job.”