Terjawab sudah persoalan bagaimana kedudukan Dany Bahar dalam Lotus. Sah beliau telah dipecat dan di gantikan oleh Aslam Farikullah yang kini dilantik menjadi Ketua Pegawai Operasi Lotus. Ini merupakan rentetan dari siasatan dalaman yang dilakukan DRB-HICOM terhadap salah laku Dany Bahar semasa menjadi Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lotus. Pemecatan tersebut berkuatkuasa serta merta.
Aslam Farikullah 51 tahun, mempunyai lebih dari 26 tahun pengalaman, terutama sekali dalam bidang automotif. Beliau berkelulusan Ijazah Sarjana Sains (Kepujian) dalam bidang Kejuruteraan dari Universiti Bath, England. Menetap di Britain, beliau dan isteri yang berketurunan Inggeris dan mempunyai tiga cahaya mata berusia 26, 22 dan 16 tahun.
Berikut adalah kenyataan media rasmi dari Lotus :
LOTUS APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Confirms dismissal of Dany Bahar
Norfolk, 7 June 2012 – As a result of several media queries, Group Lotus plc (“Lotus” or the “Company”) can today confirm that, Mr Dany Bahar has been terminated from his employment as Chief Executive Officer of Lotus with immediate effect. The decision was made by the Board of Group Lotus plc following the results of an investigation into a complaint made against him by the company’s penultimate holding company, DRB-HICOM Berhad.
The Company today also announced the appointment of Mr Aslam Farikullah as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Mr Aslam, aged 51, has over 26 years working experience, most of which was in the automotive industry. He graduated from University of Bath, England with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering. A British permanent resident, Mr Aslam and his English wife of 27 years have three children aged 26, 22 and 16.
Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, Group Managing Director of DRB-HICOM Berhad and also Chairman of Lotus 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 Berhad but also the Lotus Group and its employees as well as contribute to the growth of the British automotive industry.”
* bye, bye Dany Bahar… lain kali jangan demand lebih sangat, kan dah makan diri sendiri, hahaha… 🙂