Sasha Selipanov is new Koenigsegg Head of Design

Automotive Design 19 Aug 2019

Koenigsegg Automotive has appointed as new Head of Design Alexander (Sasha) Selipanov, former designer at volkswagen, Bugatti and Genesis as Head of Design.


Sasha, a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, started his career at Volkswagen in 2005. In 2010 he briefly joined Lamborghini, where he contributed to the Lamborghini Huracan.

In 2014 Sasha was appointed Head of Exterior Design, Creative at Bugatti. He was responsible for the exteriors of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo and the Bugatti Chiron.

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Design Sketch by Sasha Selipanov

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Design Sketch by Sasha Selipanov

In 2017 Sasha was appointed Head of Global Advanced Design at Genesis. His team worked on recent Genesis show cars: Genesis Essentia and Genesis Mint.

Sasha will also serve as the Managing Director and Chief Designer at the newly established RAW Design House in Ängelholm, Sweden. The company will offer a wide spectrum of design services to a select group of clients.

Bugatti Head of Exterior Design Sasha Selipanov

Sasha Selipanov comments on his new appointment: “This is a dream come true. I have followed Koenigsegg’s path for years and have been a huge fan of the company’s free spirit and commitment to innovation. In today’s world, Koenigsegg’s story and achievements are unparalleled; I am honored to offer my professional expertise as well as my lifelong passion for sports cars to Koenigsegg.”

Christian von Koenigsegg and Sasha Selipanov

“It shows how far Koenigsegg has progressed that we can attract talent like Sasha. I look forward to fusing the Koenigsegg way of developing and designing cars with Sasha’s experience and radical methods. I expect spectacular results” said Christian von Koenigsegg, Founder and CEO.

Sasha will start at Koenigsegg and RAW Design House in October, 2019.

(Source: Koenigsegg)

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