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Canadian heading up BMW Design

Karim Habib is promoted within BMW


May 23, 2012
by Canadian Automotive Review staff

Well-known Canadian Designer Karim Habib will betaking over as the head  of BMW Design on June 1. The 42-year-old  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, 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 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.