TURIN -- Spanish executive Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will be Alfa Romeo's new design chief, sources said, as the troubled brand heads for a turnaround under its new owner, Stellantis.
Mesonero will join Alfa's design team based in Turin in July, people familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.
Mesonero, 53, will replace Daniele Calonaci, who will continue to lead Jeep design for Stellantis in Europe.
Stellantis was formed in January by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group.
Mesonero quit as design boss at Renault's Dacia budget brand earlier this month after just six months in the post. He had been recruited to Renault by CEO Luca de Meo. He had worked under de Meo at Seat, Volkswagen Group's Spanish brand.
Mesonero's appointment to Alfa was first reported by Auto & Design magazine.
A Stellantis spokesman declined to comment on the appointment to ANE.