Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos leaves after almost 10 years the design direction of Seat and Cupra and the Volkswagen group to join the Renault Group from October 1st 2020. Mesonero, thus, follows Luca de Meo, current CEO of Renault and former CEO and president of Seat.
Together the two men have given a new face to the Spanish brand thanks to the introduction of a winning style canon and new models such as Ateca, Arona and Tarraco. Mesonero has also designed the new generation of Ibiza and Leon saloons and numerous concept cars.
Before joining Seat, the Spanish designer worked at Renault where he was responsible for several styling projects and headed the Advanced Design department from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 he was appointed director of Renault Samsung Motors Design in Korea. From 1994 to 2001, he worked for the Volkswagen group and directed Exterior Design for several projects of the Seat, Volkswagen, Audi and Lamborghini brands. Mesonero-Romanos was born in Madrid in 1968, he graduated in Industrial Design at the Elisava school in Barcelona and later obtained a Master in Automotive Design at the Royal College of Art in London.