Volvo Cars has appointed Jeremy Offer as Global Head of Design. “Jeremy is bringing with him 35 years of design experience across multiple industries,” says the press release. Jeremy will report to chief executive Jim Rowan and be part of the Group Management Team.
Jeremy Offer will assume the position of Global Head of Design as of May 1, succeeding Robin Page, who will remain with Volvo Cars as a senior advisor.
“I’m very happy to welcome Jeremy to Volvo Cars,” said Volvo cars CEO Jim Rowan. “He brings strong leadership and a wealth of design experience ranging from electric vehicles and industrial design to digital products and services. These are all key aspects as Volvo Cars transitions into a future with safe, fully electric cars, defined by their software.”
Jeremy Offer most recently led Arrival’s design team as Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer working across vehicle programs, components, brand, and user experience.
Arrival Ltd is a British electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in London, UK, of primarily lightweight commercial vehicles. In June 2020, Arrival announced a new passenger bus designed for coronavirus-era social distancing. American investors BlackRock and the Hyundai Group have invested in it. In January, the company cut 800 UK jobs (for a total of 1 900) to reduce costs while seeking extra funding and planning to expand in the US to take advantage of green energy subsidies.
Before joining Arrival, Jeremy was Head of Industrial Design and part of the senior management team at global consulting firm EPAM. Offer has received several design awards throughout his career.
“It’s a great honor to take up this position at Volvo Cars, a company with a fantastic heritage at the forefront of a new era,” said Jeremy Offer in a reaction. “It’s an amazing opportunity to define Volvo Cars’ design language and principles, together with all the great talents across the company, as it soon enters its second century of providing customers with innovative and new products.”
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