David Durand has been appointed Vice President Design of the Dacia brand and will join the brand’s management committee under Denis Le Vot, Ceo of Dacia and Lada, according to the announcement. Durand succeeds Miles Nürnberger, who is leaving the company for personal reasons and to devote himself to other professional projects, and will report to Laurens van den Acker, Executive Vice President Design of the Renault Group and a member of the Renault Group Board of Directors.
Durand, 49, graduated from the École supérieure de design Strate Collège in Paris. He began his career with the Renault Group in 1997 as an exterior designer. He was entrusted with the creation of the Koleos concept car in 1999 and the Ellipse in 2002. From 2002 to 2009, the French designer worked in the Renault design centers in Barcelona (Spain), Seoul (South Korea) and São Paulo (Brazil). Thanks to this international experience, he was appointed director of the Global Access design range in 2011. In 2020 he became head of exterior design at Dacia and helped design the Bigster concept car.