ESCA President

New ESCA President

Federico Righi

As the Head of Homologation at Pagani Automobili, Federico Righi was appointed as President of ESCA as of December 2021.

With more than 10 years of experience in automotive Companies, his main area of expertise are whole vehicle testing validation and active/passive safety homologation.

Prior to joining Pagani Automobili, he worked at Maserati from 2010 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2021, he worked at Manitou Group. He worked on various projects covering component, system and vehicle level homologation.

Federico obtained his Master’s degree in Vehicle Engineering at University of Modena e Reggio Emilia.

He was born and raised in Modena, Italy, the heart of the Motor Valley.

He is passionate about technology, vintage cars and stand-up comedy

 

Previous Presidents

Kuthan Toydemir

As the Head of Homologation and Technical Compliance of Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Kuthan Toydemir was President of ESCA from 2020-21.

With 10 years of experience in automotive homologation, his main area of expertise is active and general safety.

Prior to joining Koenigsegg Automotive AB, he worked at Ford Motor Company from 2012 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2020, he worked at Daimler AG.  He worked on various projects covering component, system and vehicle level homologation. He was also the President of GRRF (Braking and Running Gear), former subsidiary body to WP.29, for Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology from 2014 to 2017.

Kuthan was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Thermal Fluids Engineering in Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA, in 2010.

He is married and has a 6 year old daughter.

 

Martin Steinbach

As the Head of Homologation for Wiesmann, Martin Steinbach was President of ESCA from 2019-20.

ESCA advocates on behalf of some of the most recognisable and iconic automotive brands in the world. We work with European and international decision makers to ensure the interests of high performance road and racing cars are represented alongside the mainstream automotive industry.