Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos has left Dacia design direction. According to sources familiar with the matter, the Spanish designer will move to a new professional experience with another manufacturer as of next July.
Mesonero is leaving Dacia after just six months in charge. In October 2020 he followed Luca de Meo to the Renault group after having nearly 10 years at the helm of Seat and Cupra design, where he contributed to the brand’s success by introducing a winning styling language and new models such as Ateca, Arona and Tarraco. Mesonero also designed the new generation of the Ibiza and Leon sedans and a number of concept cars.
Before joining Seat, the Spanish designer worked at Renault where he was responsible for several design 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 had worked for the Volkswagen group and directed Exterior Design for several projects for 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.