Jozef Kaban, former head of design for Rolls-Royce, BMW and Skoda, has been appointed as the chief designer for the Volkswagen brand.
Kaban will begin his new job on July 1, 2020, presumably because of a non-compete clause in his contract with the BMW Group, where he worked from early 2017 until October this year.
The appointment sees Kaban return to the automaker he has worked at for most of his professional life, and the one he joined straight out of university in 1993.
With Kaban coming back to Volkswagen, the automaker is shuffling the management pack. Klaus Bischoff, current head of design for the Volkswagen brand, will move upstairs to become the design chief for the entire conglomerate, where he replaces Michael Mauer.
Mauer will then step back to concentrate on his role as head of design for Porsche.