TOKYO-Nissan Motor Co. announced a major personnel shuffle that would have President Carlos Ghosn also take the title of chairman, a role he would share with Itaru Koeda, who is executive vice president for purchasing.
In changes to be approved at the shareholders' meeting on June 19, Chairman Yoshikazu Hanawa would retire and become an adviser and honorary chairman.
In addition, Thierry Moulonguet, Nissan's and executive vice president, would leave the Nissan board. Nissan did not say if the CFO position would be filled.
Joining the Executive Committee will be Toshiyuki Shiga, as senior vice president in charge of general overseas markets operations, and Alain-Pierre Raynaud, as senior vice president and global controller. Raynaud is senior vice president and controller of Renault SA.
On April 1, two executives will become senior vice presidents: Hiroto Saikawa, who will be in charge of purchasing operations, and Sadao Sekiyama, who will be in charge of the vehicle production engineering division.
Four senior vice presidents will resign from Nissan on March 31. Hajime Kawasaki will be nominated to be auditor of vehicle assembler Nissan Shatai Co. Takashi Kitajima will be nominated to be president of parts supplier Calsonic Kansei Corp. Kuniaki Sasaki will be nominated to be managing director of Nissan Prince Kanagawa, an affiliated dealership. Shigeru Takagi will be nominated as executive vice president of Nissan Shatai.