Belgian leads KIA’s interior design departmentMarch 31, 2020
Belgian Jochen Paesen may call himself the new vice president of Kia’s Interior Design Group and be responsible for the interiors of new models of the brand.
Belgian designer Jochen Paesen is currently vice president of interior design at Kia. Paesen will work directly under the leadership of Karim Habib, a design manager who took office last year as senior vice president and head of the Kia Design Center. However, Paesen must remember the new address: the designer will work at the Kia design center in Namyang.
Paesen, of course, is not new to the automotive world. In 2002, he began his career as an interior designer at the Volkswagen Group, where he left everything in 2006 and held the same position at the BMW Group until 2010. Until 2012, Paesen worked at BMW as creative director of interior design, and over the next two years, the ambitious Belgian was allowed to call himself the leader in interior design in the German group. From 2014 to 2015, Paesen headed the interior design department at BMW i. The last position indicated on his visible card was the position of “Director of Interior Design” in the Chinese company NIO.
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