10 Minutes With a CEO: Remo Ferri
The president of the Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles opens up about his favourite film, his family and, of course, his love for Ferrari
Q If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?
A Steve McQueen. I would ask him: What inspired you to do the movie Le Mans?
Q How would you spend a fantasy 24 hours with no travel restrictions?
A African safari
Q What temptation do you wish you could resist?
A The need for speed
Q Who was the most influential person in your life?
A My parents, and Enzo Ferrari
Q What is your biggest regret you wish you could amend?
A I wanted to become a professional racecar driver
Q What piece of wisdom do you wish to pass on to your children?
A Follow your passion and your dreams and always respect others
Q What event altered the course or your life?
A Becoming a father to all my four kids
Q Describe a typical day in the life of Remo Ferri
A Spend the early morning with my family. The rest of my day is spent with work and my clients who are also my friends
Q What are your favourite top three cars?
A 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder, 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Q Do you have a pet?
A Yes. An English setter
Q Favourite food?
Q Favourite room in your home?
A Family room when I spend time with my kids
NEED FOR SPEED
Remo Ferri has always been enamoured by Ferrari. By following his passion, Ferri landed an apprenticeship with the Italian sports car brand in 1964 before moving to Canada in 1967. In 1976, he opened a Ferrari dealership in Vaughan and has continued to grow his auto empire ever since