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Nissan’s Ghosn hands over to new CEO

The Lieutenant: Hiroto Saikawa has worked for Nissan since 1977 and has spent the past three months as co-CEO, preparing for the day – now confirmed as April 1 – when he will take the reins at the Japanese auto giant.

Hiroto Saikawa takes reins at Nissan as Carlos Ghosn focuses on broader alliance

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- NISSAN Motor Company chief executive Carlos Ghosn will hand over the reins to his lieutenant, Hiroto Saikawa, on April 1 and focus his attention on the “expansion and stewardship” of the entire group which includes Renault and Mitsubishi.

- Mr Ghosn has been chief executive of Nissan since June 2001 and is credited with steering the company from near-bankruptcy to profitability after joining two years earlier as chief operating officer.

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