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Ahmad Fuaad to be Proton's new CEO


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.

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 Apr 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.  
   

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