Jozef Kabaň, the man responsible for the exterior styling of the Bugatti Veyron, has been appointed head of design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The 46-year-old joins the British automaker from the BMW Group (of which Rolls-Royce is, of course, a wholly owned subsidiary), where he worked as head of design studio BMW since 2017. He has also held head of exterior design roles at Audi and Skoda.
Born in Slovakia, Kabaň completed his studies in Bratislava and London, concluding with a master of art in car design at the Royal College of Art.
“I am delighted to announce that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed head of design. He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
“It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent. This is an exciting time for our brand and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.”
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