Lamborghini design guru to head up Genesis resurgence

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor has named Manfred Fitzgerald, 52, a former brand director at Lamborghini, as the new senior executive of its resurgent Genesis brand.

He will join the company in January 2016 at Hyundai’s HQ in Seoul..

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MANFRED FITZGERALD: Lamborghini design whizz to join Hyundai Genesis team. Image: Hyundai/Newspress

Fitzgerald, the automaker explained, will be in charge of establishing and executing strategies for the Genesis brand as the senior vice-president. He will take a core role in Genesis brand strategy, marketing and other business operations to help it develop “a strong foothold in the global luxury-car market”.

20 YEARS’ EXPERTISE

During his 12 years with Lamborghini Fitzgerald played a vital role in transforming Lamborghini from a prototype-car company to a

luxury car brand and increased its sales tenfold as director of brand and design.

Fitzgerald brings about 20 years of expertise and experience in luxury-car brand strategy and marketing. He will work, Hyundai said, alongside Luc Donckerwolke who will lead the Genesis Prestige Design Division as head of the Hyundai Motor Design Centre.

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