Key executives at Nissan and Mitsubishi have stepped down as the car alliance looks to overhaul its management team amid the scandal surrounding Carlos Ghosn.
Nissan senior vice president for human resources Arun Bajaj left the firm on 11 March, the company said today. Bajaj had taken a leave of absence in January and was reportedly aiding Japanese prosecutors with their probe into former chairman Ghosn.
The announcement came as alliance partner Mitsubishi revealed two of its senior executives are leaving the firm.
Chief operating officer Trevor Mann and corporate vice president Vincent Cobee will both leave Mitsubishi in April, the Japanese company said today.
The departures follows the resignation of Nissan’s US boss Jose Munoz, who stepped down earlier this year after it emerged he was involved in the Ghosn investigation.
The reshuffle marks the alliance’s efforts to dismantle the management team built under Ghosn’s reign and to secure the future of the partnership.
Yesterday the alliance said it will create a new operating board in a bid to improve cooperation between the firms. Relations between alliance members have been strained since the shock arrest of Ghosn on financial misconduct charges in November.
Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard will lead the new committee, while the chief executives of all three firms will also sit on the board.