Stuttgart — Borgward Group AG is reinforcing its management team and has become the first German automaker to create a Board of Management position for Design. Effective January 1, 2017, Anders Warming will become the company’s new Board of Management Member for Design. “The creation of a separate Board of Management position for Design underscores design’s importance for Borgward,” said Ulrich Walker, Chairman of the Board of Borgward Group AG, in Stuttgart on Friday. “I’m very delighted that we can fill this position with such an extraordinary and experienced designer as Anders Warming.”
The Danish designer Anders Warming, 43, worked for the BMW Group for a total of more than 16 years, including almost all of the last six years as Head of MINI Design in Munich. Under his leadership, the company created the new design of the MINI Cooper Hatch, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman. Prior to becoming the Head of MINI Design, Anders Warming was Head of BMW Exterior Design and Team Leader Advanced Design at the BMW Group. From 2003 to 2005, Warming was Team Leader, Design Center Europe at the Volkswagen Group. Warming studied design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from 1992 to 1996.