TOKYO (Sputnik) – The board of directors of Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor will appoint the company’s new chairman at a meeting on December 17 following the recent resignation and arrest of its ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn, the Jiji Press news agency reported.
Company’s acting CEO Hiroto Saikawa has many chances to be appointed to this post, though, still on a temporary basis, according to the Jiji Press news agency.
The statement comes after Nissan Motor confirmed on 22 November that its board of directors dismissed Ghosn as its chairman and also voted to remove senior executive Greg Kelly.
On 25 November, media reported about the first testimony of Ghosn, who told the investigators that he had no intention of concealing his income.
Ghosn was arrested on November 19 on suspicion of financial misconduct, namely, of concealing around 8 billion yen ($71 million) of his income between 2010 and 2017.
Last week, Japanese media also reported that Ghosn was buying expensive real estate in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Amsterdam, and Beirut worth several tens of millions of dollars at the expense of the company. The acquisition of this property was not justified in terms of the needs of the automaker. The company came to the conclusion that in this case Ghosn was required to indicate these expenses in an income declaration, as he used the company’s funds for personal reasons. Kelly participated in these deals as well.