Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur, creator, innovator, mentor, brand ambassador and a leading automotive designer. Best known among his creations are iconic cars such as BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Artega GT, Fisker Karma, Viking motorcycle, Rocket and more recently Destino V8 and Force 1.
Henrik Fisker is a founding partner and head of design and product strategy at VLF Automotive, an American luxury sports car company he founded with Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal. Fisker is also the founder and CEO of HF Design, involved in various automotive ventures, consumer products ranging from lifestyle, homeware, education, smart devices and, technology ventures. HF Design recently partnered with Galpin Auto Sports to launch the Rocket. HF Design will be announcing various new partnerships, joint ventures and new exciting products both in the automotive and consumer products sector, in the near future.
Henrik Fisker is the Founder and Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Fisker Automotive. Henrik founded Fisker Automotive in 2007 to create the first green lifestyle automotive company. At Fisker, Henrik led a team of 600 people and raised more than $1bn in capital. He took the company from concept to full scale production, sales and marketing of the company’s first model: Fisker Karma that sold more than 2000 vehicles in the first 6 month of production. Under the leadership of Henrik, Fisker Automotive won numerous awards, including 2012 Time Magazine Best Inventions of the Year. Prior to Fisker Automotive, Henrik founded Fisker Coachbuild in 2005, an automotive design house that revived the art of coachbuilding by combining beautiful design with existing world-class engineering. Fisker Coachbuild created cars such as the Artega GT (German sports car), and the Fisker Latigo & Fisker Tramonto.
From 2001 to 2005, Fisker held prominent executive positions at Ford Motor Company. He was creative director at Ingeni, Ford’s London-based design and creativity center. At the same time, Fisker served as Board Member and Design Director at Aston Martin in Gaydon, UK. As a board member, Fisker was part of a team that led the turnaround of Aston Martin. Henrik designed the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and was responsible for the production launch design of the DB9, variants of which were James Bond’s preferred vehicles. Fisker was also director of Ford’s Global Advanced Design Studio in southern California. Designed under his direction were several show cars including the Shelby GR1 concept showcased at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. From 1997-2000, as president and chief executive officer of BMW Designworks USA, BMW’s California-based industrial design subsidiary, Henrik led a team of 130 people and was responsible for both internal and external clients. Henrik created notable cars such as the BMW Z07 concept (1997) and BMW Z8 roadster (1999), another Bond car.
Henrik sits on the advisory board of Panasonic Aviation. Previously he has held board positions at Fisker Automotive, Fisker Coachbuild, Advanced Lithium Power, Aston Martin and BMW Designworks USA. He has held several honorary roles as Judge for 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for best in class, elegant design category and 2010 Advisor and Judge for Royal College of Art, UK in Automotive Design. Henrik was previously brand ambassador for Swiss Watch Maker Maurice Lacroix. He graduated in Transportation Design from Arts Center College of Design in 1989.