SEAT S.A. has appointed Ignasi Prieto as the new SEAT and CUPRA Global Marketing Director. Prieto will take up his position as of November 1st and will report to Kai Vogler, SEAT S.A. Vice-President for Sales and Marketing, and Antonino Labate, CUPRA Strategy Director. The executive will assume the post previously held by Jason Lusty, who will become Head of Volkswagen Group Brand Strategy and Group Marketing.
Ignasi has 15 years of experience in the field of marketing and advertising within the automotive sector. His career at SEAT S.A. started in 2015 as Global Head of Brand Advertising, and after two years in this role, he was appointed as the Global Head of Brand Content, Sponsoring & Social Media of SEAT S.A. In January 2020, he was appointed Global Head of Marketing at CUPRA, a position he has held to date.
Before joining SEAT S.A., he worked for over eight years at Nissan Motor Corporation, where he held various positions in advertising, business strategy and customer retail experience. He also has extensive experience as an account executive in communication and advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson, Delvico Bates and TBWA.
Wayne Griffiths, CEO of SEAT and CUPRA commented on Ignasi’s appointment: “I would like to congratulate Ignasi for his new role as SEAT and CUPRA Global Marketing Director. Over the years he has been a strategic asset in the positioning of the two brands and especially in leveraging awareness for the CUPRA brand. Under his leadership we start a new phase. His commitment and skills will help tremendously to continue growing. It is always a pleasure to recognise and promote internal talent.”
Ignasi Prieto graduated and obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Esade Business School in 1998. In addition, he completed a Program of International Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Griffiths also expressed his gratitude to Jason Lusty for the excellent work developed during the two and a half years spent with SEAT S.A.: “Jason has brought incredible value in his time at the company and has played a key role strengthening the CUPRA and SEAT brands. I am sure he will also make a great contribution in his new position at the Volkswagen Group.”