After lead stints at Skoda and BMW, Jozef Kabaň will now lead design at Rolls Royce. Kabaň joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the BMW Group where he has been Head of Design Studio BMW since 2017. One of the youngest ever designers to join the VW Group at 20, in 1998 he was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior.
His success led to a desire to continue broadening his experience in the automotive field, leading to Head of Exterior roles, first at Audi AG and then Skoda Auto. At Skoda he was recognised for revolutionising the manufacturer’s design ethos, significantly influencing the design and emotionality of the brand through a broad range of models. Throughout this period of his career he also maintained design responsibility for small volume projects, including limited and special editions and show cars.
Kabaň will be joining the 2000-strong workforce at Rolls-Royce’s design studios in Goodwood, Sussex and Munich, Germany.
Rolls-Royce celebrated the best year of sales in its 115-year history in 2018, selling a total of 4,107 cars in 50 countries globally.