The head of the Japanese group Nissan Motor Hiroto Saikawa resigned after it was discovered the fact of fraud with wages: in 2013 he had written himself an inflated bonus. The duties of the head of the company temporarily takes Yasuhiro Yamauchi, the Agency Kuodo.
A week earlier, Hiroto Saikawa confessed to the unreasonably high premium in the amount of 47 million yen ($437 100), promised to return this sum and a public apology. Then he said he will resign and “give the reins to the new leadership”.
The priorities of the new head of Nissan Motor, which will be chosen in October this year, will improve the partnerships with Renault and also “stabilizing the profitability of the brand”.
This is not the first scandal with top managers of Renault-Nissan. In the fall of 2018, it became known that the head of the Alliance Carlos Ghosn for many years evaded from payment of taxes in Japan. Rut several times placed under arrest and released on bail, in total he has been in prison for over 100 days. In an interview with reporters, he said that the case against him was fabricated allegedly, “a number of senior Nissan” thus trying to silence him.
In August of this year reported that Carlos Ghosn has created a Fund that invested in startups money obtained by fraud from Nissan distributor Suhail Bahwan Automobiles in Oman. This was supposedly evidenced by the documents of suspicious Bank transfers.