Japanese media reports citing law enforcement officers reported the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The investigation suspects that the top manager deliberately lowered the size of soy salaries in the declarations in order to evade taxes. Nissan has already announced that they are cooperating with the investigation and are planning to dismiss Gon from the company. It is also reported that Greg Kelly, personnel director at Nissan, helped Gonu hide income data.
This writes the Chronicle. Info with reference to rambler.ru.
Tom-manager is suspected of violating Japanese financial law, in particular, of deliberately distorting information about his own salary. This was reported on Monday by the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri.
Japanese media also reported that law enforcement officers from the special bureau of investigations of the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office conducted the investigation of the case.
The company Nissan, where Gon is the chairman of the board of directors, said that they provided all the necessary information to prosecutors and cooperate with the investigation. So, an internal investigation was conducted based on the whistleblower report. As a result, it turned out that for many years Gon had falsified reports in which he underestimated the amount of his income: the hidden sum exceeds 100 million yen (more than 58 million rubles), reports the Japanese newspaper Asahi. In addition, the investigation revealed other violations by Gon, including the personal use of the company's assets.
According to Japanese media reports, Gon did not hide from the investigation and voluntarily spoke to the prosecutors. However, the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office did not comment on the side effects and the results of this meeting.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa also said that Gon will be dismissed from his post as chairman of the board of directors. In addition, Greg Kelly, a member of the board of directors and personnel director, who, according to the company, helped Gon to hide income data, could lose his position.
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Agency Bloomberg writes that the high level of wages Gon is not the first year caused controversy among top management. In particular, Renault shareholders refused to approve payments to Gona, who, as CEO, received about $ 9 million a year from this company. As a result of these incidents in France, a law was passed that made shareholders' decisions on the payment of top managers obligatory.
Carlos Ghosn is known in the world as one of the most effective crisis managers in the automotive world. For his work methods, he received the nicknames "bloody manager" and "expense killer." He came to Nissan from Renault in 1999 as its chief executive officer, and the following year became president of the company. From June 2001, Ghosn headed the board of directors and began reorganization at Nissan.
In 2005, he became president of Renault, and in 2016 he headed the board of directors of the Japanese company Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn became the head of the company at the moment when she experienced difficulties after a scandal with manipulations 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 significantly higher than the income of the leaders of other Japanese auto giants: Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co.
So, the head of Toyota Akio Toyoda from March 2011 to March 2012 earned 136 million yen, as much as a year earlier.
Now 64-year-old Ghosn heads the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance as chairman of the board of directors.
At the same time, he has influence that goes beyond the limits of the automobile world. So, in 2016, the media reported that Gon delivered an ultimatum to the UK government.
Then the leadership of Nissan said that it doubts how profitable it will be to continue to produce cars in the UK in connection with Brexit. The idea was that British products exported to the European Union would be subject to customs duties. This situation put the car makers at a disadvantage.
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