- In line with its strong focus on design, Genesis hires ex-Bugatti designer Alexander Selipanov
- Serving as Chief Designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio, he will be reporting directly to Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design
9 December 2016 – Genesis, the luxury automotive brand, announced that Alexander Selipanov will join the brand as Chief Designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio, located in Europe.
As a design-focused brand, Genesis has been recruiting world-renowned top designers as well as young talents from all over the world. The selection of these talents is not only based upon their creativity but also on their expertise in innovative design processes, which is a focal point for the brand.
Alexander Selipanov, widely known as Sasha, has been mainly responsible for exterior design of sports cars at luxury marques including Bugatti. With his diverse experiences, accumulated expertise and tremendous passion for cars, he will be a further true asset to the global Genesis design team.
“I am sincerely excited about this opportunity, because it will be a new chapter in my career. As I have been working with well-established brands so far, Genesis is a new and refreshing challenge to me,” said Alexander Selipanov. “In addition, I am also honoured to join this exciting journey, as it is a very rare chance to launch a luxury automotive brand and be part of its history. With growing expectations and curiosity around Genesis, I cannot wait to contribute my expertise and passion to the brand.”
Born in 1983 in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Russian national earned his bachelor’s degree in
Transportation Design at Art Centre College of Design in California in 2005. After graduation, he joined the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany, and participated in exterior design projects for all brands of the Volkswagen Group. After that, he joined the Lamborghini exterior design team in Sant’Agata, Italy, for the Huracan project in 2010.
In 2014, he was appointed as Head of Exterior Design, Creative at Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. During the past two and half years, he was responsible for the exterior design of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car, presented at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung 2015, and the Bugatti Chiron, unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016.
Alexander Selipanov will start working at Genesis in January 2017, and he will report directly to Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design.