Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn received improper payments from the collaboration with alliance partner Mitsubishi. That is-according to the two Japanese automakers to emerge from internal research. Ghosn would be a personal employment agreement signed with the joint venture Nissan-Mitsubishi BV, in 2017, incorporated in the Netherlands.
From that construction, he received 7.8 million euro. The payment to Ghosn, a director of the joint venture, was done without consultation with other directors and the necessary approvals. Nissan wants to advance the money recovered.
The 64-year-old Ghosn, who is also ceo of the French car manufacturer Renault, is already since mid-november, stuck in Japan on suspicion of fraud. The affair with Ghosn has led to tension within the alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Nissan and Mitsubishi fired Ghosn, while Renault first evidence of his transgressions.