Ahmad Fuaad to be Proton's new CEO

By THE STAR | 24 March 2016

SHAH ALAM: Proton Holdings Bhd will have a new chief executive officer and executive director, Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Mohd Kenali effective April 1.

Ahmad Fuaad, who is currently chief operating officer (finance and corporate) of DRB-Hicom Holdings Bhd,  is seconded to helm the national car-maker company.

He has been on the board of Proton as non-executive director since 2013.  Prior to joining the DRB-Hicom, he was the chief financial officer of Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd.

Ahmad Fuaad
Ahmad Fuaad

This secondment was one of several internal reorganisation of several key management positions within companies under DRH-Hicom that were announced yesterday.

Meanwhile, Proton current chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Harith Abdullah, shall lead  DRB-Hicom as chief operating officer of the group in the areas of automotive distribution and defence effective April 1.

Harith has led several companies under the group, namely DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd , Motosikal Dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd and Automotive Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

DRB-Hicom also seconded  its chief operating officer –  automotive distribution manufacturing Datuk Md Radzaif Mohamed to be Proton’s deputy chief executive officer effective Apr 1. Radzaif has been on the board of Proton as non-executive director since 2013.