Citing company sources, German car magazine auto motor sport is claiming that BMW design chief Karim Habib is leaving the company.
Habib succeeded group design chief Adrian van Hooydonk as head of design for the company’s namesake marque in 2012. Prior to the appointment, Habib served as head of exterior design at the Munich-based automaker and was responsible for overseeing the BMW 7 Series.
A Canadian of Lebanese descent, Habib attended McGill University and the Art Centre College for Design prior to joining BMW in 1998. After jumping to Mercedes-Benz for a brief period between 2008 to 2010, he returned to BMW in 2011.
In leaving BMW, Habib follows the departures of Anders Warming and Benoit Jacob, formerly the design chiefs for Mini and BMW i.
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