Volvo design to be led by exec from EV startup Arrival

Volvo Cars has named Jeremy Offer its next global head of design.

Offer has more than 30 years’ experience as a designer, but this is his first top-level post at a global automaker, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The 55-year-old executive, who will start May 1, comes to Volvo from EV startup Arrival, where he served as senior vice president and chief design officer.

His responsibilities at the struggling delivery van and bus maker included vehicle programs, components and user experience.

He lists building “a world class multi-disciplinary design team” as one of his top achievements at Arrival, according to his LinkedIn page, which also lists him currently serving as chief design officer at investment company Kinetik.

Prior to joining Arrival, Offer was head of industrial design and part of the senior management team at global consulting firm EPAM, where he helped bring service and industrial design to their wider consulting practice, Volvo said in a release.

Offer will succeed Robin Page, 51, who will remain with the Swedish automaker as a senior advisor.

Page worked at Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce before joining Volvo in 2013. He has served as the brand’s design boss since 2017, succeeding Thomas Ingenlath when he was promoted to CEO of Polestar.

Offer will join Volvo’s Group Management Team, where Page currently serves.

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