Team Proton missing a member: Datuk Kisai right-most.

Proton’s executive director of engineering and manufacturing Datuk Kisai Rahmat has resigned and his resignation has been accepted by Proton’s board of directors effective July 31st 2006. News of his resignation first surfaced on blogs like Screenshots and Rocky’s Bru on July 17th. Approval and announcement was 11 days later on July 28th.

Datuk Kisai Rahmat together with Datuk Kamarulzaman Darus temporarily headed Proton as joint-Chief Operating Officers while Proton was searching for a new head before the current Managing Director Syed Zainal’s appointment. Kisai is said to be leaving his 23 year career at Proton and the Malaysian automotive industry to pursue other personal interests.