Jozef Kabaň, has decided to leave the direction of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design with immediate effect to pursue other interests. “Although Jozef has been with Rolls-Royce for a very short period we thank him for his input during his tenure. We wish him the best for the future”, said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of the luxury brand. An announcement with regard to a successor will be made in due course.
Passionate about car design and art from an early age, Kabaň completed his studies in Bratislava and London, concluding with a Master of Art in Car Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Aged just 20, Kabaň was one of the youngest ever designers to join the VW Group. He progressed rapidly, and in 1998 he was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior. He gained global recognition for the design, demonstrating his ability, even at this early stage in his career, to combine the automotive world with those of luxury and art.His success led to a desire to continue broadening his experience in the automotive field, leading to Head of Exterior roles, first at Audi AG and then Skoda Auto. The last position he held was Director of Rolls-Royce Design.