Nissan lays out case against Ghosn amid merger talks

The automaker released a report detailing how former chairman Carlos Ghosn misled the company. The effort is an attempt to turn the page as Nissan eyes new beginnings.

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Nissan is ready to drive away from former chairman Carlos Ghosn, but it has to make its case before it can start inking new partnerships.

The Japanese automaker first made waves when Japanese authorities seized Ghosn for tax evasion. Ghosn claimed it was a maneuver to oust him from his leadership role. As chairman, Ghosn was responsible for Nissan’s partnership with Renault and Mitsubishi, which had been highly successful.

Now, reports indicate that Renault and Nissan want to find more partners. Rumors say they’re looking to buy troubled Fiat Chrysler. First, however, communicators must close the book on Ghosn.

CNN reported:

Nissan has laid out sweeping allegations against Carlos Ghosn, blasting the “personality cult” surrounding the ousted chief and the corporate culture in which he was “deified within Nissan as a savior.”

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