Karim Habib appointed Head of BMW Design

Automotive Design 24 May 2012
Karim Habib appointed Head of BMW Design

Karim Habib, currently BMW Head of Exterior Design, will take over as Head of BMW Design effective June 1st, 2012 and will report to Adrian van Hooydonk.





Karim Habib has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles since March 2011 when he moved back to BMW from Mercedes-Benz.

BMW 7 Series Design Sketch by Karim HabibThe 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian first joined the BMW Group design team in 1998 and, among other achievements, shaped the design of the current BMW 7 Series.

Following his studies in Canada and California, Karim Habib had various posts in interior and exterior design before becoming Team Leader Advanced Design for the BMW Group and later heading the BMW Exterior Design department.

Now the designer and engineer takes overall charge of the design of BMW cars.

“I feel very honoured and I look forward to this new challenge. Now I have the opportunity of working together with a great team to shape the future face of the BMW brand,” commented Karim Habib.

Karim Habib Sketching Karim Habib drawing with tape

“Karim Habib is an outstanding designer who has had a significant impact on the design of the BMW brand over many years. His longstanding experience and subtle instinct for timely elegance and dynamics are the ideal prerequisites for this demanding task. I look forward very much to his support and collaboration,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

(Source: BMW)

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  1. Clarence Varghese
    24/5/2012

    wow ”.. iam interested

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  2. Bassam Mansour
    24/5/2012

    Sounds great

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  3. glyphics1943
    24/5/2012

    Now all he has to do is make sure that Joji Nagashima’s designs get pushed forward. It’s too bad Karim’s Concept CS did not make it into production. The current Gran Coupe looks too much like a 4-door 6 Series.

    • frstl
      4/6/2012

      ehm.. it is a 4door 6 Series so it probably should look like one!

  4. Clarence Varghese
    24/5/2012

    am ready to design new model exterior . how can i register in CBD

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  5. Clarence Varghese
    24/5/2012

    wow good site ”’ I REGISTERD MY PROFILE ‘

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  6. Vusi Qwabe
    27/6/2012

    great work on the connected drive.


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