The head of Nissan Motor and acting CEO of Renault will hold talks during a two day meeting of their automaking partnership starting on Tuesday, sources stated, amid a crisis in relations rocked by the arrest of Carlos Ghosn.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is going to meet Renault deputy CEO Thierry Bollore. It is their first meeting since Ghosn’s November 19 arrest over alleged financial misconduct.
Renault, Nissan and alliance spokespeople all refused to discuss about the gathering in Amsterdam, beyond confirming that Saikawa would attend. No announcements are planned.
The sit-down comes a day after Saikawa declined Renault’s demand for an early shareholder meeting that would have provided the French automaker an opportunity to weigh in on Ghosn’s replacement as Nissan chairman and on other board appointments at its Japanese partner.