Nissan has demoted Hari Nada, a senior vice president at the automaker and a vital whistleblower against former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, just after an interior investigation discovered no proof from the government.
“Despite the fact that Nissan has uncovered no evidence of inappropriate involvement by Nada in the internal investigation into government misconduct led by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn and some others, the improve is aimed to prevent undue suspicion and to empower him to focus on critical jobs for the enterprise, such as forthcoming authorized action,” Nissan explained in a statement.
Nada, who was reportedly under pressure to depart the corporation next the shell out scandal involving Ghosn, was named senior adviser overseeing particular jobs. He will report to acting CEO Yasuhiro Yamauchi.
Nissan has been shaken by the arrest of Ghosn final yr on allegations of economical misconduct, which he denies, and the much more current exit of earlier CEO Hiroto Saikawa immediately after he admitted to getting improperly overpaid.
The news will come a day after the automaker named Senior Vice President Makoto Uchida as its following CEO, buying an outsider who joined mid-job.