Carlos Ghosn fired from his post as chairman of the board of directors of NissanNovember 22, 2018
Nissan decided to dismiss 64-year-old Carlos Ghosn from his post as chairman of the board of directors
Carlos Ghosn dismissed from his post as chairman of the board of directors of Nissan Motor Co. The relevant decision was made at a meeting of the management group. Greg Kelly, a member of the board of directors, was also fired, the company said.
“We confirm that the long-standing partnership with the Alliance and Renault remains unchanged. Our mission is to minimize confusion and negative impact on cooperation between partners, ” – the company said.
In turn, Thierry Bollor was appointed interim president of the Renault concern yesterday. Prior to this, the top manager held the post of deputy president – general director and was the operational director of the company. This decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the board of directors of the concern. In addition, Philippe Lafayette was elected to the post of chairman of the board of directors.
The head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested on November 19th. Japanese police suspect a 64-year-old top manager for tax evasion. For this, he deliberately distorted information about the amount of his own payments. Investigators began investigating a top manager after reports from an anonymous informant inside the auto concern.
Nissan has formed its own special group to investigate the incident. The first results have already been transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office of Japan. The company also declared its readiness to cooperate with the investigation on all necessary issues.
Carlos Ghosn is one of the most famous top managers in the automotive industry. In 1999, he saved the Japanese Nissan from bankruptcy by drastically reducing costs. An alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, the German Daimler and the Chinese Dongfeng was created with his direct participation.
At the same time, Ghosn has held senior positions at Renault since 1996. In 1999, Renault and Nissan became partners, and Ghosn moved to Japan, where he took the position of production director, then rose to the post of president and director general. Since 2005, he has combined the positions of the president and CEO of Renault, and in 2009 he headed the board of directors of Renault.
In 2016, Ghosn also became chairman of the board of directors of Mitsubishi, and in 2017 he transferred the authority of Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa, but he retained his position as head of the board of directors.