Nio appoints new advanced exterior design director

Adil Benwadih, Nio

Adil Benwadih has been named as advanced exterior design director at Nio and will be based in Munich

A former Nio designer will make a return to the start-up after three years at Opel. Adil Benwadih first joined the Chinese carmaker back in 2016 as senior lead exterior designer, before being snapped up by Opel for the assistant chief designer role in 2020. As of February 2023, Benwadih is now the advanced exterior design director at Nio and will work out of the Munich studio under the guidance of Raul Pires Jr., VP of design for this new strategic business. 

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