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Nissan expands Ghosn probe to more countries, executive Munoz under scrutiny: sources

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has broadened its investigation into ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to include dealings that took place in the United States, India and Latin America, three people with knowledge of the inquiry said.

In one aspect of their internal probe, company investigators are looking into decisions made in the United States by Jose Munoz who led Nissan’s North American operations from 2014 to 2018, the people said.

In particular, the automaker’s investigators are looking into Ghosn’s role in what Nissan insiders have described to Reuters as a surprise decision in 2008 to pick a company called Hover Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (HAI) as Nissan’s partner for marketing, sales, after-sales service and dealer development in India.

A different firm, TVS, had been lined up for the role after much research by Nissan management in India when Ghosn personally intervened at the last minute to push for HAI, four Nissan insiders said.

A U.S. representative for Ghosn declined to comment.






Article source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb//Business/International/2019/Jan-11/473815-nissan-expands-ghosn-probe-to-more-countries-executive-munoz-under-scrutiny-sources.ashx