Mitsubishi appoints new design director

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that Alessandro Dambrosio is to join MMC as executive design director of advanced design.

He will lead teams at three design studios – Okazaki, Tokyo in Japan, and Frankfurt in Germany. He will report directly to Tsunehiro Kunimoto, corporate vice president of design division.

‘Alessandro is a very experienced and skilled designer with a long career at leading car companies,’ said Tsunehiro. ‘I look forward to him inspiring our teams to shape the next generation of Mitsubishi design and contributing to rebuild and enhance the Mitsubishi Motors brand as we aiming for global growth.’

Alessandro, from Milan, started his career at Fiat, in Centro Stile Lancia, and he spent almost eight years at Alfa Romeo as chief designer. He was subsequently head of Maserati design before joining Volkswagen as head of the Audi concept design studio in Munich.

He will join Mitsubishi Motors in October.