Speaker Details

David Ancona
Director, Volvo Strategic Design Barcelona, Volvo Car Corporation

David Ancona has lived and worked in Barcelona for the past 15 years. His career spans 27 years in the automotive design field, including projects ranging from the Mazda MX5 and RX7 to the Lincoln Town Car, taking a design management role with the Nissan Terrano II and Vanette Cargo. After an opportunity to develop concept cars for SEAT brought him to Barcelona in 1992, he became design director and co-owner of IDD, a Barcelona-based design company where he oversaw projects including trams, electric vehicles and high speed trains, with automotive clients including Hyundai, Suzuki and Volvo. He joined Volvo in 1999, tasked with establishing a Volvo satellite design studio in Barcelona and has been responsible for the facility since then. In that time, as well as purely strategic work, the studio has made significant contributions to new vehicle programmes (including the C70, V70, S80 and new S60).