Volvo design to be led by exec from EV startup Arrival

Volvo Cars has appointed Jeremy Ofer as Global Head of Design.

Ofer has over 30 years of experience as a designer, but according to his LinkedIn profile, this is his first top-level position at a global automaker.

The 55-year-old executive, who takes over on May 1, joined Volvo from EV startup Arrival, where he served as senior vice president and chief design officer.

His responsibilities at a struggling delivery van and bus manufacturer included vehicle programs, components and user experience.

According to his LinkedIn page, one of his greatest achievements at Arrival has been building a “world-class, multidisciplinary design team,” and he currently serves as chief design officer at investment firm Kinetik. is also posted.

Prior to joining Arrival, Offer was head of industrial design and a member of the senior management team at global consulting firm EPAM, where he helped bring services and industrial design to a wide range of consulting practices, Volvo said in a release. said in

Offer will succeed Robin Page, 51, who will remain with the Swedish automaker as a senior advisor.

Paige joined Volvo in 2013 after working for Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce. He has been his boss at the brand’s design since 2017, and Thomas he succeeded Ingenrath when he was promoted to CEO of Polestar.

Offer joins Volvo’s group management team, where Paige currently serves.

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