APRNEWS - Nissan Motor Co said on Friday that Hiroto Saikawa would stay on as chief executive, backing the protege of former boss Carlos Ghosn even as top shareholder Renault had earlier pushed for a change in the Japanese automaker’s leadership.
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APRNEWS - The lead lawyer for Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday called for the tycoon to be tried separately from Nissan and his former right-hand man, in the interests of a "fair trial."
Junichiro Hironaka told reporters that the court currently planned to try Ghosn, Nissan and Greg Kelly together and that he had lodged a petition with the court for separate cases heard by different judges.
APRNEWS - The new board structure will be headed by Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and replaces two previous bodies based in the Netherlands — one joining Renault and Nissan, the other combining Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.
“We have decided to join our forces again, to enhance the strength of our collaboration,” Senard told reporters.
APRNEWS - Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn "stands ready" to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles, which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French carmaker, his lawyer said Friday.
REUTERS - Nissan told Renault its Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa was unable to attend an Amsterdam meeting because he was assisting Tokyo prosecutors investigating alleged misconduct led by Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the carmakers’ alliance, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
REUTERS - France’s Renault (RENA.PA) said it will build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at its domestic plants, raising investment in the country as it explores closer integration of the three-way carmaking alliance with government backing.