The French government, Renault's main owner, immediately requested a replacement for Carlos Ghosn, and now the board of directors appears to have come to the government to meet. Thierry Bollore, Renault's Chief Operating Officer, is Ghosn's Duck and immediately takes over his duties, explains the sources. At the same time, Philippe Lagayette is appointed interim president.
On the other hand, the board avoided digging Ghosn in anticipation of further information about his arrest.
Ghosn was arrested once Airport in Japan on Monday. The police then joined Nissan, where he was the chairman of the board of directors, and he conducted an internal investigation to disperse the company's money, while hiding how much he actually earned.
In the Japanese media, Ghosn has reported roughly a half of its annual compensation for a total of ten billion yen (about 800 million) roughly a year.
Carlos Ghosn is one superstar of the automotive world, recently as Chairman of Mitsubishi and Nissan, as well as Renault's Chief Executive Officer.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa turned to Ghosn's back.
"Too much power was given to one person," Saikawa told a news conference, informing the media at Nissan headquarters in Yokohama.
"I have to say that this is the dark side of the Ghosn period, which takes a lot," he adds.
The partnership between Renault and Nissan began in 1999. Nissan then went bankrupt. Now, however, the Japanese company is leading a French-Japanese alliance that calls on giants such as Volkswagen and Toyota on the world market.
Heavy evaluators now warn that the alliance between Renault and Nissan may be problematic to keep alive without Ghosn on top as he is one of the architects behind him.
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