Yamaha EU’s got a new CEO for 2024!
Now, we hear that, as of January 1 of this year, Seynes has stepped down from his role as CEO to join the brand’s Supervisatory Board!
More about Eric Seynes
Yamaha’s press release (released to Roadracing World) tells us that Eric has been Yammie EU’s Operational Director and Chief Operating Officer since since 2014, with 2018 seeing Seynes become the branch’s official Chief Executive (via RideApart).
Before this Seyne spent almost a half of a century riding, writing, working on bikes as a mechanic, and eventually managing a world champ team with an additional bit of time as a sponsorship director in Formula 1 and MotoGP.
Today, Eric celebrates his new book, titled “Legends” – a 300-page epic of memories and glimpses into the world of competitive two-wheeled racing.
If you’re interested in purchasing, funds from buying “Legends” will be handed over to the Motorcycling History Foundation (MHF), further supporting our good motorcycle racing legacy.
Who is Olivier Prévost?
Yamaha’s previous Vice Chairman may find himself in the role of CEO for 2024, but the move comes as no surprise to us. According to the translated news by Rolf Lüthi (SpeedWeek), Prévost began his good work for our industry back in 1994, under MBK (a Yamaha subsidiary).
Fast forward to thirty years later, and the 55-year old is now in charge of Yamaha EU, thanks to his extensive knowledge in all things Yamaha.
What does Eric have to say about all of this?
Here’s what Seynes himself has to say about his time with Yamaha and this exciting new chapter:
– Eric Seynes, previous CEO and current supervisory Board member, Yamaha EU (Roadracing World)
A big congrats from team webBike World to Yamaha EU and their new CEO! We look forward to seeing a continuation of success for the branch.