Dany Bahar has been sacked from Lotus sports car ceo position and replaced by Aslam, a 51 years old whihc have more than 25 years of experience in automotive industry which is a british.
Dany Bahar sacked by DRB Hicom Malaysia is due to improper management on Lotus’s money.
At last, we knew who is the culprit. Hopefully Aslam will bring up the Lotus to be a very competitive sports car maker in the world.
Lotus said the decision was made by its board following the results of an investigation into a complaint made against him by the British sports car maker’s penultimate holding company, DRB-Hicom Bhd.
Lotus is a subsidiary of Proton Holdings which was recently taken over by DRB-Hicom.
In a statement, Lotus also announced the appointment of Aslam Farikullah as the company’s chief operating officer with immediate effect.
He graduated from University of Bath, England with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering. A British permanent resident, Aslam and his English wife of 27 years have three children aged 26, 22 and 16.
Group managing director of DRB-Hicom and Lotus chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Khamil Jamil, said: “I would like to assure you that we remain committed to ensure the ongoing and future business operations of the Lotus Group as we take the Lotus Group to the next level to remain relevant in the global automotive industry.
“I look forward to bringing mutual benefits to not only DRB-Hicom and Proton Holdings Bhd but also the Lotus Group and its employees as well as contribute to the growth of the British automotive industry.”
Bahar was suspended from Lotus last month to facilitate an investigation into his conduct.
The Turkey-born Bahar was roped from Ferrari in 2009 by Proton’s previous management to revive the ailing fortunes of the British sports car maker.
Besides an ambitious turnaround plan which includes promoting Lotus brand in Formula 1, Bahar also wanted to introduce as many as five new Lotus production sports car models.