Indeed. Ghosn did one hell of a job turning around the company and then the scandal happened, out of the blue. Whether the allegations are true or not will be interesting….
I'm not sure there will be many volunteers for the job.cwerdna wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:56 amNissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigns, successor to be named
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/09/nis ... successor/
Nissan names Makoto Uchida as next CEOOn Tuesday, a subset of Nissan’s board intends to request access to a list of 80 Nissan employees suspected of aiding former Chairman Carlos Ghosn in his alleged financial malfeasance. Assembled by Nissan’s former audit chief, Christina Murray, and company, the document compiles actions taken by staffers believed to have assisted Ghosn directly or attempted to impede the resulting investigations.
In picking Uchida as the new global head of Nissan, the company's board has chosen an executive known internally for close ties to top shareholder Renault and for a frank, straight-talking manner that has marked him as an outsider.
According to one long-time associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Uchida is known for his unflagging work ethic and relentless focus on cost control. The source described Uchida as direct and to the point in conversations, a "foreigner with a Japanese face".
Uchida joined the car maker mid-career in 2003, a rarity in a country where top executives usually spend their entire working lives at the same company.