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Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Ghosn’s Wife

Japan has issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn’s wife Carole, two weeks after the former Nissan chairman fled the country to avoid charges of financial misdeeds.

Ghosn Joins Interpol’s “Wanted” List

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is now on Interpol’s wanted list as a fugitive from justice in Japan. The request is unenforceable in Lebanon, where he fled.

How Ghosn Got from Tokyo to Beirut

Carlos Ghosn’s dash to Lebanon last weekend to avoid prosecution in Japan has all the trappings of a “Mission Impossible” movie.

Ghosn Flees Japan for Refuge in Lebanon

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been awaiting trial in Japan, confirms he has fled to Lebanon to escape “injustice and political persecution.”

Leader of Nissan Recovery Plan Quits

The turmoil just keeps coming for Nissan. This time it’s the impending departure of Jun Seki, head of the company’s turnaround effort, in January.

Uber Founder Kalanick Quits Board

Travis Kalanick, the corrosive co-founder and ex-CEO of Uber Technologies, has quit the board and will sell off his remaining shares in the ride-hailing service this week.

Merger to Put Most FCA Cars on PSA Platforms

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles say two PSA platforms will carry two-thirds of all small cars made by the companies after they merge.

Renault Zeros in on a New CEO

Renault aims to hire away a senior Volkswagen group executive to become its CEO, according to media reports.

About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

Renault Mulls CEO Candidates

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who heads French transportation and infrastructure giant Alstom, has joined the short list of contenders to become the CEO of Renault.

VW Group Names Bischoff as Chief Designer

Klaus Bischoff has been named to oversee design activities for all Volkswagen Group brands, effective April 1.

Canadian Tycoon to Buy Aston Martin?

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll is heading a consortium to buy a controlling stake in British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

UAW Names Gamble as Permanent President

Acting United Auto Workers union President Rory Gamble will fill that role on a permanent basis until a new leader is elected in June.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Names Overseer

Hadi Zablit, who heads business development for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has been named to oversee the 20-year-old partnership.

Germany’s VDA Trade Group Names New Chief

Hildegard Mueller, a former energy industry lobbyist and member of Germany’s parliament, will take over as president of VDA, the country’s auto trade group, on Jan. 2.

Renault’s Marketing Chief Replaced

Francois Renard, who joined Renault SA in November 2018 as global marketing director, has been succeeded by Xavier Martinet.

JLR Names New Sales Chief for China

Richard Shore will take over as president of Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sales and marketing arm in China on Jan. 1.

American Center for Mobility CEO Departs

Michael Noblett has resigned as CEO of the American Center for Mobility after less than a year heading the autonomous and connected vehicle test facility outside Detroit.

Autoliv Names New CFO

Autoliv Inc. has appointed Fredrik Westin to take over as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance by the end of February.

Hyundai Taps Ex-GM Exec as N.A. Safety Chief

Hyundai Motor Co. has appointed Brian Latouf to head its safety operations in North America, effective Dec. 1.

Japanese Court Says Ghosn May Talk to His Wife

A court in Tokyo had dropped an eight-month-old ban that blocked Carlos Ghosn from speaking to his wife as he awaits trial on charges of financial wrongdoing.

UAW Pres. Jones Resigns in Corruption Scandal

United Auto Workers Union President Gary Jones resigned today as a federal probe into union corruption tightens around him.

Ghosn’s Attorneys Renew Judicial Critique

Carlos Ghosn’s defense lawyers are renewing their complaints that harsh and unjustified actions by Japanese prosecutors have hampered his ability to prepare an effective defense.