Who's Where: ex-Bugatti man Selipanov to Genesis

08 December 2016 | by Chris Maillard

It as just been announced that Alexander 'Sasha' Selipanov is to join Genesis as Chief Designer. Based at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio, located in Germany, he will report to Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design.

Selipanov, born in 1983 in Tbilisi, Georgia, earned a degree in transportation design at Art Center College of Design in California in 2005, then found a job the Volkswagen Design Center in Potsdam, Germany.

He joined the Lamborghini exterior design team in Sant'Agata, Italy, for the Huracan project in 2010 and in 2014 he was appointed as Head of Exterior Design, Creative at Bugatti. He was responsible for the exterior design of the 2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car, and the Chiron unveiled at the Geneva show earlier this year.

“I am sincerely excited about this opportunity, because it will be a new chapter in my career,” he said. “It is a very rare chance to launch a luxury automotive brand and be part of its history.”

Selipanov also raised a few eyebrows recently with his take on the classic 911 (below). Interesting...

 

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