Volvo Cars hires new head of design
Volvo Cars has hired a new head of design with Jeremy Offer joining Volvo from British electric vehicle developer Arrival and will take over as Global Head of Design from 1 May 2023, succeeding Robin Page.
According to a statement by Volvo Cars, Jeremy Offer brings with him 35 years of design experience in various industries and from May will lead the design of future Volvo models worldwide, which are de facto primarily electric models. Current design chief Robin Page will remain with Volvo Cars as a senior advisor. The Geely-owned manufacturer also states that Jeremy Offer will report to CEO Jim Rowan in his position and be part of the Group Management Team.
Volvo Cars is aiming to sell only fully electric cars from 2030 onwards and is planning at least six new electric vehicle models by 2026 alone, according to insiders. So the new design chief will have his work cut out for him. Offer most recently led the design team at struggling British electric vehicle developer Arrival as senior vice president and chief design officer, where he was responsible for vehicle programmes, components, brands and user experience. Prior to joining Arrival, Offer was head of industrial design and part of the senior management team at global consultancy EPAM.
“I am delighted to welcome Jeremy to Volvo Cars,” Volvo Cars managing director Jim Rowan is quoted as saying in the statement. “He brings strong leadership and a wealth of design experience ranging from electric vehicles and industrial design to digital products and services – all key ingredients as Volvo Cars transitions to a future of safe, all-electric cars defined by their software.”