Turns out things aren’t running as smoothly as Lotus wanted us to believe at the Norfolk-based car maker’s headquarters. Now it becomes clear there are some problems at the managerial level. I mean when you suspend your chief executive officer, there must be something wrong. Dany Bahar has been suspended by Lotus parent company DRB-Hicom over complaints about his conduct.
DRB doew not reveal what sort of misconduct Mr. Bahar has made. He was clearly not happy with DRB-Hicom’s takeover of then Lotus parent Proton and had said the timing for the deal, as far as Lotus was concerned, could not be worse. So that might have something to do with Danny’s temporary suspension.
In a statement, parent company DRB-Hicom, said: “Group Lotus can confirm that, following an operational review, chief executive Dany Bahar has been temporarily suspended from his role to facilitate an investigation into a complaint about his conduct made by Lotus’ penultimate parent company, DRB-Hicom Berhad. “The penultimate holding company would like to stress it is business as usual at Lotus,”
Dany Bahar, who joined Lotus in 2009, is the man behind Lotus’ ambitious plans for revamping the lineup and launching a number of new super and GT cars, including a new Esprit. Although those plans are yet to result in a production car.
via TopGear, Pictures from edp24.co.uk