Pierre Leclercq has been named new head of Citroën design. Beginning on 1 November 2018, Leclercq reports to Jean-Pierre Ploué, Groupe PSA Head of Design. He replaces Alexandre Malval, within the Group since 2001 and Citroën Head of Design since June 2012, now leading the new design studio of Daimler in Nice. The Belgian designer will work in Paris developing the brand’s DNA and contributing to the expansion of the range. Leclercq left Kia where he worked for less than a year as head of design in Namyang, South Korea. With a graduation at the Art Center College of Design Pasadena, Leclercq has worked for several car manufacturers.
Before his last assignment in Kia he directed the design of the Chinese house Great Wall and from 2000 to 2013 he had been in BMW, ending his career in the German company as head of the sport range M. Before the Belgian designer worked in Zagato and Ford. “I am very proud that Pierre Leclercq is joining us, with a strong reputation in the global automotive industry. I am convinced that he will bring all his talent for the Citroën brand and more broadly his international experience in the design direction of the PSA Group”, said Jean-Pierre Ploué, Groupe PSA Head of Design.