Walter de Silva is now officially the new president of Italdesign Giugiaro. The appointment comes after the departure of Giorgetto Giugiaro occurred last July.
G iugiaro founder of Italdesign , sold on July 2 last remaining shares it had held in its power to join the group 2010, while assigned all positions, including the presidency of honor.
The chief designer of the Volkswagen Group will take the place of Giorgetto Giugiaro , who in July of this year, left the company he founded. De Silva was already present in the organization of the company and was collaborator of former president of Italdesign.
Italdesign Giugiaro has a new president.
Walter de Silva does not need presentations, as is well known in the automotive world. Responsible for the design of dozens of cars, not only luxury, but simple products that still make us turn the head as they passed, such as the Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 156 or 147.
Italian designer arrived at the Volkswagen Group in 1999 and was responsible for the design of various products of German, such giant as Audi A5 and Volkswagen New Beetle , or the Polo, Golf and Passat, among many others.
The appointment of De Silva in Giugiaro’s next September 11 will be formalized during a meeting that will be held at the headquarters of Moncalieri. De Silva returns to Torino, where forged his career, first in Centro Stile Fiat , in 1972 and then Alfa Romeo in 1986.
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