Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will join Alfa Romeo as head of design after leaving Dacia earlier this year.
The Spanish car designer will join the brand on July 1, focusing on the Italian firm’s electrification efforts and modernization process, reporting to Jean-Pierre Ploué, design director at Stellantis.
“The arrival of Alejandro represents a great opportunity for Alfa Romeo. Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos is passionate about cars and has done a wonderful job at Cupra. The design team and I look forward to working with him, ”said Ploué.
Mesonero-Romanos was most recently the head of design at Dacia, a position he left after a year, after presenting the Bigster concept car. At Renault, he played a role in the design of the Renault Laguna Coupé, before joining Seat and Cupra in 2011 as Design Director, where he oversaw the design of the company’s first SUV, the Ateca, as well as the Arona, Tarraco and Ibiza. and tailgate Leon.
Mesonero-Romanos received the Eurostars Award in Design in 2018 and contributed to the Global Access project, designing affordable cars for developing countries. He was trained at the Royal College of Art in London and has worked in Spain, South Korea and France.
Jean-Philippe Imparato, new CEO of Alfa Romeo, said he was “happy to meet the challenges ahead at Alfa Romeo with a forward-thinking man like Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos”, and their “close partnership should bring success. to the mark ”.
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