Donckerwolke to head Advanced
Design at Volkswagen Group
Mesonero-Romanos takes over as
Director of Design at SEAT
Wolfsburg / Martorell - Luc
Donckerwolke (46) becomes Head of Advanced Design at the
Volkswagen Group effective August 1, 2011; in this new function,
he reports direct to Design Chief Walter de Silva.
Donckerwolke’s successor as Director of Design at the SEAT brand
is Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos (43).
Wolfsburg - Luc Donckerwolke studied
industrial engineering and transportation design and joined the
Volkswagen Group in 1992. He began as an exterior designer at
Audi before moving to Škoda in 1994 to take charge of
coordinating exterior design. Donckerwolke returned to Audi in
1996 to head the exterior design department at the Munich design
studio, subsequently becoming studio director in Ingolstadt. In
1998 he joined the Group’s Lamborghini brand as design project
manager and was appointed Head of Design at Lamborghini in 2003.
He became Director of Design at SEAT in 2005.
Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos joined
the Volkswagen Group in 1995 and was involved in designing
several models at SEAT. The automotive design graduate continued
his career at the Group’s Design Center Europe in Spain from
1997 where he took charge of exterior design on various projects
for the SEAT, Volkswagen and Audi brands. Mesonero-Romanos moved
to Renault in 2001, assuming responsibility for several design
projects and becoming Head of Advanced Design from 2007. He was
appointed Design Director at Renault Samsung Motors in 2009.