Having learned his craft in Spain, South Korea and France, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be placing his international experience at the service of the Stellantis Group as of 1 July, 2021, as head of Alfa Romeo design. He will report to Jean-Pierre Ploué, chief design officer at Stellantis.
He will now focus on a refresh at Alfa Romeo, by leading the electrification and modernisation process at an iconic brand that has reaped legendary victories over its 110-year history.
Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos and his bold style brought about the renaissance of Seat/Cupra. His work on the Cupra Tavascan and Formentor models, the fourth-generation Seat Leon, fifth-generation Ibiza and Arona demonstrates how his forward-thinking design can provide stimulus to and increase a brand’s appeal.
Jean-Pierre Ploué, chief design officer at Stellantis, stated: “Alejandro’s arrival represents a great opportunity for Alfa Romeo. Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos is a car enthusiast and did a wonderful job at Cupra. The design team and I look forward to working with him.”
Jean-Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo chief executive officer, said he is ‘’happy to address the upcoming challenges at Alfa Romeo with a forward-thinker like Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos. This close partnership is expected to bring success to the brand.”
Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos is an alumnus of the Royal College of Art, London.