Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg |
Carlos Gosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, spoke at CES in 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  A French government delegation informs Tokyo that it will seek integration Renault and Nissan, most likely under the auspices of a holding company, Nikkei said on Sunday. Martin Vial also said he wants to call the next Nissan president, according to the report. Nissan was not immediately available for comment.
Former Nissan President Carlos Gosn, arrested and detained in Tokyo on November 19th, was charged in Japan on charges of inadequate reporting of his salary from eight years to March 2018, and temporarily. transfer of Nissan's personal investment losses during the global financial crisis. Ghosn denied all charges.
The French government asked Renault to hold a council meeting in the coming days to replace Ghosn. Finance Minister Bruno Le Mourne said in a Sunday newspaper interview that Michelin Executive Director (MICP.PA) Jean-Dominique Surard might be a good choice to head Renault.
"The French State, as a shareholder, will have the word What I can tell you is that Jean-Dominique Surard has some competence with regard to the automotive industry," Le Maire told the French de Dimesche newspaper.