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Infiniti design chief defects to Kia
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8th Sep 2019
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Infiniti design chief defects to Kia

Kia have appointed Karim Habib as senior vice president and the head of company's design centre. In his role as the head of the Kia Design Center in Namyang, South Korea, Habib will oversee the exterior and interior designs for all of the brand's vehicles. Habib will begin with the carmaker at the beginning of October, and will report to Luc Donckerwolke, chief design officer for the entire Hyundai Motor Group.
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Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti
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14th Mar 2017
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Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti

Shiro Nakamura, chief creative officer at Nissan, has retired as part of a sweeping set of boardroom changes at the Japanese automaker, including the departure of CEO Carlos Ghosn. Nakamura joined Nissan in 1999 from Isuzu, where he helped bring the VehiCross into production. He was lured across by the company's newly installed CEO, Carlos Ghosn, who had a wide remit to turn around the then struggling car maker. Above: 2003 Nissan 350Z Roadster.
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