Confirmed from the horse’s mouth: Deputy chief executive officer Datuk Lukman Ibrahim has told Cars Bikes & Trucks that he is leaving Proton.
Lukman stated that this is not a case of a contract coming to an end; rather, he has tendered his resignation from the group without elaborating further.
It is understood that he has tendered his resignation with effect from Thursday 25 July, with a mutual understanding that no notice period was required to be served.
He did, however, confirm that there are no immediate plans to join another company, and he plans to “take it easy for a while”.
Datuk Lukman’s resignation comes as a bit of a surprise considering Proton is currently undergoing a major revamp under the management of DRB-Hicom.