Jozef Kabaň has been appointed the new head of design for Rolls-Royce, effective from April 1, 2019. He effectively replaces Giles Taylor who quit the company suddenly in the middle of 2018 to move to the Chinese luxury marque Hongqi.
A year after graduating from the Royal College of Design in London, Kabaň was given the task of designing the exterior of the Bugatti Veyron.
The Slovak designer finally left the Volkswagen Group in 2017 when he replaced Karim Habib as the BMW brand's design chief, after the former had decamped to Infiniti.
With Kabaň now assigned to work full time at the ultra-exclusive British luxury marque, Domagoj Dukec has given the design hot seat at the core BMW brand.
He steps up from his current role as head of design for the BMW i sub-brand.
Both Kabaň and Dukec will report directly to Adrian van Hooydonk, the design chief for the entire BMW Group.