The head of Japanese carmaker Nissan, Hiroto Saikawa will leave his post on 16 September, it was announced during a press conference following the meeting of the Board of Directors.
It is also reported that the Board of Directors tentatively agreed on the candidacy of Executive Director of Nissan Yasuhiro Yamauchi to head the automaker.
Since the end of last year, the automaker rocked by a series of scandals associated initially with the arrest and identified unscrupulous financial transactions of the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company Carlos Ghosn. There is a consequence.
In addition, as previously reported with reference to the broadcaster NHK, it was found that the CEO of the automaker received an inflated income. The company found that six years ago Saikawa adjusted the date of receipt of income from shares on the day after the increase of their course. The result of this operation, he received a 47 million yen (about 440 thousand dollars) more than it should have. And thus increased their income from shares in the company by a few people in leadership.
Then Saikawa promised to return a portion of the proceeds from the shares and on the weekend, in the media leaked information that the head of the automaker intends to resign.