Venturi Formula E Team invited to the United Nations in New York

 July 11, 2018

Susie WOLFF, Felipe MASSA and Gildo PASTOR
Susie WOLFF, Felipe MASSA and Gildo PASTOR / Photo: Venturi



On Thursday 12th July, ahead of the double header season finale of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York, VENTURI Formula E Team will be at the United Nations to share its vision for sustainable development, at the invitation of Monaco’s Permanent Mission to the UN and the Consulate General of the Principality in New York.


On the occasion of the 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, on the theme Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies, at the United Nations in New York from 9th to 20th July, coinciding with the 13th anniversary of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s enthronement, Monaco’s Ambassador, H.E. Ms Isabelle PICCO, Monaco Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has invited the Monaco based VENTURI Formula E Team to the UN to present its vision and strategic plans for sustainable development.

H.E. Ms Isabelle PICCO and VENTURI President Gildo PASTOR have extended the invitation to this evening event to four prominent figures, all of whom share the values of the United Nations and the Principality of Monaco on environmental responsibility: Jean TODT, United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety and President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Alejandro AGAG, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, Susie WOLFF, VENTURI Formula E Team Principal and shareholder, and Felipe MASSA, Formula 1 Vice World Champion and VENTURI Formula E Team driver.

Together, they will discuss strategic actions to promote evermore responsible mobility and ways to maximize the extraordinary technological testing ground for next generation vehicles that the FIA Formula E series provides. The 2018-2019 VENTURI Formula E car will also feature at the event.

From its Monaco base, VENTURI has been designing and building high-performance electric vehicles for 18 years. Its CEO and founder, Gildo PASTOR, who is also Monaco’s Consul General in New York, takes a keen interest in environmental issues and is widely considered a pioneer in the field of electro-mobility.

Since 2014 and the launch of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category in motorsport, Monaco has been represented on the starting grid by the company’s competition arm, VENTURI Formula E Team.


Held under the aegis of the United Nations and the Principality of Monaco, the event on Thursday 12 July will serve to highlight H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s commitment to the values of sustainable development.

That commitment is reflected in the Monegasque Government’s policies, which include incentives for cleaner vehicles, special rates for clean vehicles in public car parks, and constant improvements to urban transport services. The aim is clear: to ease traffic conditions, whilst continuing to develop economic activity.

The Principality was among the first to throw its backing behind the Formula E project as early as 2011, and the Prince Albert II Foundation is a key partner of VENTURI and VENTURI Formula E Team.


Born in Monaco, Gildo PASTOR studied law in France and economic sciences in Italy, and also specialised in real estate construction in the United States.

In 2000, after a fourteen-year career as a racing driver, he took over Monaco-based outfit VENTURI and committed the brand to a sustainable development-focused policy, devoting 100% of its production to high-performance electric vehicles.

Gildo PASTOR’s determination saw VENTURI set a new world speed record of 341 mph (549 kmh) for the electric category in 2016.

Today, Gildo PASTOR divides his time between New York, where he has been Monaco’s Consul General since 2015, and Monaco, where he is President of VENTURI.

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Gildo Pallanca Pastor and Zsolt Szemerszky

President and owner of the Venturi Formula E Team, Mr Gildo Pallanca Pastor trackside with Zsolt Szemerszky, founder of Monaco Wealth Management / Photo: Fabrice Brouwers/Venturi



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