BMW Design has a new Head, can we expect new designs as well ?

BMW Group has announced that they have appointed 42 year old Canadian-Lebanese designer, Mr Karim Habib as their Head of Design for BMW Cars. Mr Habib will now be reporting directly to Mr Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior VP, BMW Group. Mr Hooydonk is also the person in-charge as far as overall design of BMW cars is concerned. Under Mr Habib’s job profile, all BMW cars except Rolls Royce and MINI variants will fall. We hope to see even better designed BMW cars in the future.

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BMW Design under new leadership.

Karim Habib will take over as Head of BMW Design on 01.06.2012. The 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles since March 2011. He joined the BMW Group design team in 1998 and, among other achievements, shaped the design of the current BMW 7 Series.

Following his studies in Canada and California, Karim Habib had various posts in interior and exterior design before becoming Team Leader Advanced Design for the BMW Group and later heading the BMW Exterior Design department. Now the designer and engineer takes overall charge of the design of BMW cars.

“I feel very honoured and I look forward to this new challenge. Now I have the opportunity of working together with a great team to shape the future face of the BMW brand,” says Karim Habib.

“Karim Habib is an outstanding designer who has had a significant impact on the design of the BMW brand over many years. His longstanding experience and subtle instinct for timely elegance and dynamics are the ideal prerequisites for this demanding task. I look forward very much to his support and collaboration,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.