Slovakian Kabaň has an prolonged historic previous in vehicle design, having turn into one in every of many Volkswagen Group’s youngest designers aged 20.
In 1997, he was awarded a Grasp of Arts diploma from London’s Royal College of Art work sooner than incomes worldwide recognition solely a yr later when he was named mission lead for the surface of the Bugatti Veyron.
This success led to Kabaň heading up Skoda’s exterior design division from 2008, all through which interval he is credited with having “significantly influenced the design and emotionality of the mannequin”.
Along with penning the current Octavia and Fabia, Kabaň was one in every of many lead designers behind the mannequin’s current Kodiaq SUV.
Now 46, he has spent the ultimate two years as head of BMW’s design studio, having modified 5 Sequence and 7 Sequence designer Karim Habib.
Speaking about Kabaň’s latest appointment, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös talked about: “It’s testament to the success of our enterprise that, as a result of the world’s principal luxurious dwelling, we’re able to entice the world’s absolute best design experience.
“That’s an thrilling time for our mannequin and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family”, he added.
Kabaň will be changing into a member of the 2000-strong workforce at Rolls-Royce’s design studios in Goodwood, Sussex and Munich, Germany.
Rolls-Royce celebrated the best yr of product sales in its 115-year historic previous in 2018, selling a whole of 4107 cars in 50 worldwide places worldwide.