Japanese media reports quoted law enforcement officials as reporting the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Investigations suspect that top managers deliberately reduced the size of soybean salaries in the declaration to avoid taxes. Nissan has announced that it is cooperating with the investigation and plans to dismiss Gon from the company. It was also reported that Greg Kelly, Nissan's director of personnel, helped Gonu hide income data.
This writes the Chronicle .Info with references to rambler.ru.
Tom-manager allegedly violated Japanese financial laws, in particular, deliberately distorting information about his own salary. This was reported on Monday by the Japanese Yomiuri newspaper.
Japanese media also reported that law enforcement officials from the special investigation bureau of the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office investigated the case.
The Nissan company, where Gon is chairman of the board of directors, said that they provided all necessary information to prosecutors and cooperated with the investigation. So, internal investigations are carried out based on whistleblower reports. As a result, it turned out that over the years Gon had faked reports where he underestimated the amount of his income: hidden amounts exceeded 100 million yen (more than 58 million rubles), reported the Japanese newspaper Asahi. In addition, investigations reveal other violations by Gon, including personal use of company assets.
According to Japanese media reports, Gon did not hide from the investigation and voluntarily spoke to the prosecutor. However, the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office did not comment on the side effects and results of this meeting.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa also said that Gon would be dismissed from his position as chairman of the board of directors. In addition, Greg Kelly, a member of the board of directors and director of personnel, who, according to the company, helped Gon conceal his income data, could lose his position.
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Bloomberg's agency wrote that Gon's high wage rate was not the first year that caused controversy among top management. In particular, Renault's shareholders refused to approve payments to Gona, who, as CEO, received around $ 9 million a year from this company. As a result of these incidents in France, a law was passed which made the shareholders' decision regarding the payment of top managers mandatory.
Carlos Ghosn is known in the world as one of the most effective crisis managers in the automotive world. For his method of work, he received the nickname "bloody manager" and "cost killer." He came to Nissan from Renault in 1999 as the chief executive officer, and the following year became president of the company. From June 2001, Ghosn headed the board of directors and began a reorganization at Nissan.
In 2005, he became president of Renault, and in 2016 he headed the board of directors of Japanese company Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn became head of the company at a time when he was having trouble after a scandal with manipulation in terms of fuel consumption.
In 2012, he became the highest paid top manager in Japan, earning 987 million yen ($ 12.5 million) for the fiscal year. The size of his salary turned out to be much higher than the income of other Japanese auto giant leaders: Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co.
So, the head of Toyota Akio Toyoda from March 2011 to March 2012 produced 136 million yen, the same as a year earlier.
Now 64-year-old Ghosn leads the alliance of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi as chairman of the board of directors.
At the same time, it has an influence that goes beyond the boundaries of the car world. So, in 2016, the media reported that Gon delivered an ultimatum to the British government.
Then the leadership of Nissan said it doubted how profitable it would be to continue producing cars in the UK in connection with Brexit. The idea is that British products exported to the European Union will be subject to duty. This situation puts car makers at a disadvantage.
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