Dany Bahar sacked by Lotus

Controversial Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has been sacked with immediate effect following an enquiry into his conduct

Dany Bahar sacked

Lotus CEO has been sacked at the end of a two-week suspension while his conduct in his job was investigated by parent company DRB-Hicom.

No further details about quite why Bahar has been shown the door have been released, although it’s been announced that Aslam Farikullah, one of the team put into Lotus by DRB to supervise the running of the company, will take over as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

According to the official statement 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.’

Although hardly a surprise given his earlier suspension, the news confirms that Bahar’s often controversial reign at Lotus is at an end. Prior to Lotus he worked for both Ferrari and Red Bull.

The question is now how much of Bahar’s five-year plan for the development of new models will be continued by the company’s new management.

Recommended

Electric Lotus SUV in development – one of a range of new models due
Lotus Emira teaser – badge
Lotus

Electric Lotus SUV in development – one of a range of new models due

Lotus has confirmed a new architecture is in development for incoming lifestyle models, starting with an electric SUV
27 Apr 2021
All-new Lotus Emira to be revealed July 6 – part of bold future roadmap
Lotus Emira teaser – front
Lotus

All-new Lotus Emira to be revealed July 6 – part of bold future roadmap

The new Lotus Emira will feature a range of combustion engines and will be one of 4 new architectures in development at Lotus
27 Apr 2021
Lotus E-R9 design study revealed
Lotus E-R9 profile
Lotus

Lotus E-R9 design study revealed

Lotus design has given us a glimpse into what it wants the electric racing car of the future to be
16 Feb 2021
Lotus Elise and Exige to sign off with Final Edition models
Lotus Final Editions 2021 - group
Lotus

Lotus Elise and Exige to sign off with Final Edition models

Lotus Elise and Exige Final Edition models to celebrate the end of one era and the beginning of another
8 Feb 2021

Most Popular

Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?
Cupra Leon 300 header
SEAT Leon Cupra

Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?

One of the sharpest hot hatchbacks money can buy right now, despite weird branding and a very long name (which we’ve simplified for you).
14 May 2021
All-new 2021 BMW 2-series specifications revealed – topped by new M240i
BMW M240i prototype – front quarter static
BMW 2 Series coupe

All-new 2021 BMW 2-series specifications revealed – topped by new M240i

Official details of BMW’s next-gen 2-series coupe have been revealed – M240i xDrive to top the range
16 May 2021
Used car deals of the week
Used car deals 13th May 2021
Features

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
13 May 2021