Fabio Filippini, 47, from Vercelli, Northern Italy will be the new Design Director-Chief Creative Officer of Pininfarina SpA, effective April 1st 2011.
He will report directly to CEO Silvio Pietro Angori.
Filippini takes the position of Lowie Vermeersch, who left the company late 2010 to pursue other professional opportunities.
In 2009, When Filippini was Directeur Design Intérieur at Renault, Virtual Car has published an exclusive interview on the design of the Mégane III model.
About Fabio Filippini
Graduated in Architecture and Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Politecnico, Fabio Filippini has lived and worked in France, Japan and Spain.
After having created and directed the satellite design studio Renault Design Paris and developed the design of the Mégane range, from 2008 he served as Vice President of Interior Design of the Renault Group.
In this position he was responsible for Interior Design strategies and projects for all Group brands (Renault, Dacia, RSM).
In parallel, he managed the Renault Design activities for Latin America, through the satellite studio Renault Design Latin America in São Paulo.