TURIN – Former Seat design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will join Renault starting October 1, the company said Monday.
Automotive News Europe reported the personnel change on Sunday.
Mesonero-Romanos, 52, will "will strengthen our team," Renault Group design boss Laurens van den Acker said in the release.
"I am convinced that Alejandro, who already knows Groupe Renault, will be of great help in meeting the future challenges facing our brands," added van den Acker, 54, who will be Mesonero-Romanos' boss.
Mesonero-Romanos will reunite with his former boss, Luca de Meo, who left Volkswagen Group's Spanish brand in January and started as Renault Group CEO this month.
A Seat spokesperson told Automotive News Europe that Mesonero-Romanos had left the company at his own request.
"Seat thanks Mesonero-Romanos for his excellent work at the head of the design team over the past nine years and wishes him all the best for the future," Seat said.
Seat's R&D chief, Werner Tietz, will lead the brand's design team until a new head of the department is appointed.