Luc Donckerwolke has resigned as head of design for the Hyundai Group for personal reasons and due to growing concerns about the impact that the spread of the coronavirus pandemic will have on the automotive industry. Sang-yup Lee, head of the Hyundai Design Center, and Karim Habib, his counterpart for the Kia brand, will remain in their roles and will be supervised by Peter Schreyer, President of design.

“The group’s bold and progressive attitude has allowed me to go beyond the boundaries and challenge the status quo. I enjoyed the confidence the group gave me to create a dream design team that defined a DNA for the future of these brands and the digitization of their design processes,” Donckerwolke said in a commentary published by the Japanese news agency Yohnap.

Luc Donckerwolke arrived in Hyundai in January 2016 and assumed the position of Design Senior Vice President to become Executive Vice President the following year and Chief Design Officer from November 2018 to date. Previously he was responsible for Bentley style from 2012 to 2015, Seat from 2006 to 2011 and Head of Lamborghini Design from 2003 to 2006. Among the most famous models during its period of stay press oil Volkswagen group are the Audi A2, the Lamborghini Murcielago and Gallardo and the concept car Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6.