Peter Horbury, presently Vice President Design of Volvo Car Corporation is taking up a new position at Geely Group as Senior Vice President Design.
Peter has a long history within Volvo Car Corporation that goes back to 1991 when he became head of Design. In 2002, he took charge of Design at Ford's Premier Automotive Group which comprised Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo. In 2004 he moved to Detroit as Executive Director of Design at Ford Motor Company, returning to Volvo Car Corporation in 2009 to take the reins as Vice President of Design.
"Peter Horbury has played a very important role for Volvo's design during a long period of time and has a legendary position in the automotive world", says Stefan Jacoby, President & CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. "I wish him all success in his new role within Geely Group."
Li Shufu, Chairman of Geely Holding Group and Volvo Car Corporation, comments:
"I am delighted that Peter Horbury has accepted the offer to lead the design development of the Geely Group brands into the future. His vast experience in the industry will be key for the future success of Geely Group's products."
Peter Horbury's successor as head of Design at Volvo Car Corporation will be subject to a later announcement.
For further information, please contact: Corporate spokesman Per-Åke Fröberg, email@example.com, +46 31 596525