Jean-Pierre Ploué, is ‘’glad to welcome a talented designer with recognised professional skills. His forward-thinking design approach and his great personality will be core strengths to lead Fiat and Abarth future changes’’.
Olivier Francois declared: “I am really excited to welcome François Leboine to the world of Fiat in a moment that is so full of opportunities with the power and scale of the new Group. Designing new Fiat and Abarth cars is key to expressing our full potential for customers around the world’’
Previously in charge of Renault Advanced Design, Leboine is a passionate advocate for beautiful design from the Renault Twizy to the Espace 5. Developing the Renault Clio, Captur and Dacia Sandero as Chief of Exterior Design Studio clearly illustrates his expertise in designing production cars. As Head of Advanced Design, he oversaw the creation of the Renault 5 prototype and Morphoz concept cars.