Donckerwolke left his previous post as director of design at Bentley earlier this month, to be replaced by Stefan Sielaff.
While Hyundai and Kia have yet to confirm his appointment, Automotive News Europe reports that Donckerwolke will now move to Korea following a transition period, ready to take over from Schreyer when he retires in two years' time.
Donckerwolke’s design credits include the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murciélago, and the Audi R8 Le Mans prototype racer. Work on the upcoming Bentley Bentayga will also have been at an advanced stage by the time of Donckerwolke's departure.
Originally appointed at Bentley in 2012, Donckerwolke has previously worked at Lamborghini and Seat. He joined the VW Group in 1992, working at Audi.