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New star rising for Stellantis Group

HAVING LEARNED his craft in Spain, South Korea and France, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be placing his international experience at the service of the Stellantis Group as of July 1 2021.

He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, chief design officer at Stellantis.

Mesonero-Romanos is said to have brought about the renaissance of Seat/Cupra. His work on the Cupra Tavascan and Formentor models, the fourthth-generation Seat Leon, fifth-generation Ibiza, and Arona, the company says ”demonstrates how his forward-thinking design can provide stimulus to and increase a brand’s appeal”.

NEW MAN AT THE TOP: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos. Image: Supplied

”He will focus,” the company adds, ”on a refresh at Alfa Romeo, by leading electrification and modernisation that’s reaped legendary victories over its 110-year history.”

Jean-Pierre Ploué stated: “Alejandro’s arrival represents a great opportunity for Alfa Romeo. Mesonero-Romanos is a car enthusiast and did a wonderful job at Cupra. The design team and I look forward to working with him.”

LONDON ALUMNUS

Jean-Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo’s chief executive officer since January 2021, said he was ‘’happy to address the upcoming challenges at Alfa Romeo with such a forward-thinker. This close partnership is expected to bring success to the brand.”

Mesonero-Romanos is an alumnus of the Royal College of Art, London.

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