Karim Habib makes an unexpected return to BMW after its sudden move to Mercedes-Benz two years ago. The 40-year old designer has been known as the creator of the new BMW 7 Series and CS Concept exterior design.
Habib is replacing Anders Warming who moved up as the chief designer at MINI.
We wish Habib good luck and we are hoping to see more CS Concept-like vehicles.
Press Release: Karim Habib will take on the post of Head of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles, replacing Anders Warming. The 40-year-old designer already spent the first 10 years of his career working for the BMW Group, during which time he was responsible for the current BMW 7 Series range and the BMW Concept CS. Habib now returns to the Group following an absence of two years.
On completing his studies in California, Karim Habib held various posts in interior and exterior design before being appointed Team Leader, Advanced Design for the BMW Group. Following two intervening career years, he now returns to head the Exterior Design BMW Automobiles department.
“I’m really delighted about coming back to the BMW brand and being given the opportunity to help shape the future of BMW as part of an outstanding team,” says Habib.
“Karim Habib is an excellent designer who has already made a major contribution to the BMW design with the current BMW 7 Series. I look forward to resuming our collaboration,” comments Adrian van Hooydonk, Director of BMW Group Design.
[Source: BMW ]