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Nissan China chief appointed as next CEO
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8th Oct 2019
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Nissan China chief appointed as next CEO

The board of directors at Nissan have selected a new CEO: Makoto Uchida, the current head of the company's operations in China. Aside from heading up one of Nissan's more successful divisions, Uchida also has extensive experience with alliance partner Renault. The relationship between Nissan and Renault has become fractured since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of both companies, and this year's failed merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler.
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Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report
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24th Jun 2019
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Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan.
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Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report
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10th Jun 2019
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Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life.
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Carlos Ghosn removed as Nissan director
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8th Apr 2019
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Carlos Ghosn removed as Nissan director

Both Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman and CEO, and Greg Kelly have been removed from the company's board of directors after a shareholder vote. Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in mid-November 2018 not long after they touched down in Japan for business meetings. Ghosn has been charged for under-reporting his pay, and misusing company funds and expense accounts.
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Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault
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24th Jan 2019
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Ghosn gone: Jailed executive resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, the man who once headed up Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has decided to quit as the chairman and CEO of Renault. After a meeting of its board of directors, Renault has appointed Thierry Bolloré as the company's new permanent CEO.Bolloré was elevated from chief operating officer to interim CEO after Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November 2018.
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