Nissan says that the ouster of Carlos Ghosn was inevitable

His word is rare since the beginning of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the 19 November in Tokyo. Hiroto Saikawa is today the number one in the world of Nissan. He

Nissan says that the ouster of Carlos Ghosn was inevitable

His word is rare since the beginning of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the 19 November in Tokyo. Hiroto Saikawa is today the number one in the world of Nissan. He did not hesitate to condemn the actions of Carlos Ghosn, the man who has promoted, justice of japan. Until now, it has not generally cited almost not his former boss. It changes registry, in an interview granted to the daily Echoes . "I worked for many years with Carlos Ghosn, we have gone through difficult times together and I learned a lot at his touch," acknowledges Hiroto Saikawa, who describes his ex-boss of the "leader" remarkable. For all that, he repeated that he had no "other choice than to launch an internal investigation" and that what was found was "serious and unethical". The leader evokes the manipulations and concealments intentional. And suggests that the revelations are not complete, since the internal investigation has revealed "a number of other elements that will give rise, or not, to other indictments".

Nissan is not going to rejaponiser

Hiroto Saikawa belies strongly the hypothesis of the conspiracy, advanced by some, that he describes as"absurd". He rejects, also, the term "witch-hunt", while several executives have left recently the manufacturer. And these departures do not concern ever of the Japanese. "Nissan is not going to rejaponiser" defends the officer, who considers it necessary, on the contrary, the more internationalised. "The French and all those who now work for Nissan and Renault can be reassured," says yet Hiroto Saikawa.

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The director general of Nissan repeat, as it already has, its commitment to the alliance with Renault. "There's nobody at Nissan, Renault or Mitsubishi, which plans to move from this Alliance". So far, on the plan of governance, the leader takes the time. "We talk of the share capital and shareholding in the quiet. The time is not yet ripe". The same for the position of president of Nissan, today not as long as it does not consider itself as an "urgent issue". Rather, it is intended that the next annual general meeting of shareholders, "once our board renewed in part" to make the appointment.

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No emergency, therefore. Despite a delicate economic situation for Nissan, which is marked by a sharp decline in sales in the United States in 2018 (-6,5%), a chinese market more difficult, a warning about the results of the exercise launched in 2018 and a serious problem of compliance that led to the recall of more than a million vehicles in Japan.

Updated Date: 15 January 2019, 00:00

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