Bmw announced that starting on 01.06.2012, Karim Habib will take over as Head of Bmw Design. The 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian joined the BMW Group design team back in 1998 and shaped the design of the current BMW 7 Series. Since March 2011, he has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles. Moreover, Habib had various posts in interior and exterior design before becoming Team Leader Advanced Design and then headed to the BMW Exterior Design department. Now, he will take 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 Karim 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.