Renault hires former PSA research chief Gilles Le Borgne

Gilles Le Borgne

French automaker Renault has appointed Gilles Le Borgne as executive vice-president engineering and a member of the Group Executive Committee (CEG), effective on 6 January, the company has stated in a release. Gilles Le Borgne will report to Clotilde Delbos, the Chief Executive Officer of the group for an interim period. He will take the position of Gaspar Gascon […]

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi agree to form new venture for R&D

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The Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors alliance has agreed to establish a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies, Kyodo News stated. The three companies will declare a solid plan in January, Kyodo reported on Sunday, citing people knowledgeable about the matter. The new venture also aims to strengthen the […]

Carlos Ghosn has been arrested for fourth time

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Japanese prosecutors arrested former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn for a fourth time on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK stated, after Japanese media reported that authorities were developing a new case against Ghosn regarding payments made to a dealer in Oman. Prosecutors arrest Ghosn over suspicion of aggravated breach of trust, NHK stated. French finance minister […]

Renault in talks with Nissan and Mitsubishi over new alliance body

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French automaker Renault stated on Monday that it was in talks with its partners Nissan and Mitsubishi in relation to a new alliance body for the three companies. “In response to latest press reports, Renault confirms that it is in discussions with its Alliance partners Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motor regarding the establishment of a […]

Nissan CEO calls for Renault board to evaluate Ghosn findings

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Nissan expects alliance partner Renault’s board to back its removal of Chairman Carlos Ghosn once it sees proof from the Japanese automaker’s investigation, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa stated in a Monday newspaper interview. Nissan understands that findings it gave to Renault lawyers over a month ago have still not been shared enough with the Renault […]

Nissan board reassures alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi

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Nissan’s board remains committed to the automaker’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, it stated after directors met to talk about the ongoing investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn and ways to strengthen governance. A board statement after Thursday’s meeting included that it also decided on an interim process to figure out executive remuneration and […]

CGT union calls for more transparency concerning Dutch holding

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France’s CGT union has called for extra transparency at Renault and its Dutch holding company and asked the French government, one of the automaker’s shareholders, to try to shed light on its operations, a CGT representative stated on Thursday. Renault, and its alliance with Nissan Motor, has been in the spotlight after the partnership’s significant […]

Renault discovers no irregularities in Ghosn pay

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Renault stated on Thursday an audit launched following the arrest of Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn had so far discovered no irregularities with his pay at the French automaker. Renault’s statement, launched after a five-hour board meeting, did little to resolve the standoff with alliance partner Nissan Motor, which accused Ghosn of far-reaching financial misconduct […]

Renault board prompted Nissan to delay Ghosn removal

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Renault’s board had prompted Nissan’s board before its meeting on Thursday to delay eliminating Carlos Ghosn from his position as chairman, sources knowledgeable with the matter informed Reuters. Nissan’s board voted unanimously on Thursday to eliminate Carlos Ghosn from his post after his arrest in Japan this week, public broadcaster NHK reported, marking the stunning […]

Renault names Ghosn stand-ins amid crisis over Nissan investigation

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French automaker Renault tapped its chief operating officer and a senior board member to fill in for embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, following a probe by alliance partner Nissan resulting in his arrest on suspicion of financial misbehavior. Thierry Bollore, Ghosn’s operational second-in-command, is going to become deputy chief executive, while lead independent director Philippe Lagayette […]