The World Car Awards jury named Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President for Design and Chief Creative Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, ‘World Car Person of the Year’ for 2022. The award is what rewards automotive professionals who they made a particularly significant contribution in the previous year to the award. World Car Awards jury members, 102 journalists from 33 countries, identified Donckerwolke’s role in overseeing the making of innovative models as the main reason for the award.
“Over the course of my career – commented Donckerwolke – I have worked for many companies and brands and I am proud of the recognition received by the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands. They are an authentic reflection of the commitment of all employees, dealers and partners of the Group. who have worked constantly to develop a solid range of compelling and competitive vehicles, for sale in over 200 countries around the world. “
Donckerwolke’s thirty-year career as an automotive designer has allowed him to gain experience around the world working for many automotive brands, including Bentley, Lamborghini, Skoda, Seat and Audi. He joined Hyundai Motor Group in 2016 and succeeded Peter Schreyer as Chief Creative Officer in 2017.
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