Gilles Vidal moves from PSA to Renault | Article – Car Design News

Gilles Vidal will be starting at Groupe Renault in November 2020. He will be reporting to Laurens van den Acker, executive vice president of corporate design and member of Groupe Renault’s executive committee. 

”We are thrilled to welcome Gilles Vidal into our team,” comments Acker. ”Gilles has an intimate knowledge of creating strong and attractive design-led brands. His widely recognised experience, his sense of innovation and passion for design will be great assets for Groupe Renault. Gilles has been an inspiration for many, and I’m looking forward to work with him to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s mobility.”

Vidal graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland. He started his career at Citroen working in both the exterior and interior design teams. After managing the design of the C4 and C4 Picasso he lead the concept car design team at Citroen before joining the Peugeot brand in 2009.

He became design director at Peugeot in 2010, overseeing various models such as the 3008 and the 508, as well as the creation of the Peugeot Design Lab agency. He also took charge of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) developments.

Vidal’s last role as design director of Peugeot has been filled by Matthias Hossann