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How long France is holding on to the fallen Superstar?

The man was tough and successful. It was said that he was on the Morning of the First in the office and in the evening of the last. If he was not there, he worked in the private jet of the company Nissan: Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, the man who saved the car company Nissan from Bankruptcy, the man with three passports – Brazil, Lebanon, France. He was "no alien, but a multi-alien," he once said about himself.

Ghosn has forged the Alliance, and to have followed plans to merge the Partner according to his ideas. He would become the Creator of one of the largest car companies in the world. Then the 19 came from. November. Since then, Carlos Ghosn (64), which has recently earned more than 16 million Euro in the year, is sitting in a prison in Tokyo. He left his Jobs as a Director-in-chief at Nissan and Mitsubishi. Nissan accuses the fallen Ex-boss, his remuneration in the organization for many years to and to have the company of mishandling funds. Why? He found it reprehensible to always want more. "The fact that Ronaldo and Messi earn a fortune, is accepted, but business leaders do not," he once said.

Fierce power struggle

this story is not just about greed and money. It is also the story of a fierce power struggle. The Japanese have revenge on him. The power of a man who wanted to make the Alliance of Renault and Nissan "irreversible" and its exorbitant has applied to the high salaries of all the Japanese customs disagreed with his plans, the Nissan Management. In Tokyo, the talk is of a "Re-japanification" of the Nissan. Ghosns daughter, Caroline, was the "New York Times", said that she was convinced that the investigations of Nissan initiated, it had to be a conspiracy. Against "the merger, which my father prepared", as you said.

The Manager was on 19. November landed in a private jet of the company Nissan on the Tokyo Haneda international airport. For the evening he had a date with his youngest daughter Maya for dinner. But Carlos Ghosn did not. Prosecutors received him at the airport. After about two hours of interrogation he was taken to the remand prison of Tokyo.

Ghosn had come to the attention of Nissan's internal auditors, who wanted to know if his income was estimated, compared with the Tokyo stock exchange is too low. Since 2011, Ghosn is said to have 40 million euros veiled. He should also have with US agents in the Nissan Management plans for the disbursement of a further 124 million dollars. In the case of a company set up by Nissan in 2010 in the Netherlands, to invest in Start-ups, ran a large part of the capital, around $ 20 million, of Ghosn used luxury real estate in Rio de Janeiro, Beirut, and Paris.

Ghosns covers were eleven times higher than that of the more powerful Toyota-heads. In France, too, the remuneration is met with incomprehension. In 2015, the former Minister of the economy Emmanuel Macron criticized the compensation as "excessive". 2016 married Ghosn his second wife in the Park of the Royal Palace of Versailles. Nissan had paid for the Celebration.

single cell without heating

Ghosn should assign all allegations to Japanese media, according to. All payments were agreed. Nissan have reported to the financial Supervisory authority, although only half of his salary. Since, however, a second Tranche of the relevant sums of money – approximately 8 million euros per year – when the Ghosns resignation was due, I did not have to report it to Nissan, the money is still not trusted. Has brought this line of defense so far, nothing.

Carlos Ghosn, who was honored by Emperor Akihito as the first foreign top managers with a medal for his services to Japan, sits in a prison in Tokyo. The single cells should not be greater than 4.8 square meters. The prisoners sleep on Futons, you need to roll up during the day. However, it should also give cells with beds. Under the small window, a toilet and a sink. Heating there is not. Long pants are prohibited – thus, the prison's management could take the occupants life. Television, Radio, Laptops, and Smartphones are not allowed. His children were denied visits so far, but diplomats and lawyers were allowed to visit him in prison, should have reported that he has removed ten pounds.

it is Possible that the combination of Renault and Nissan from the beginning was wrong. As a Renault, the Japanese manufacturer twenty years ago, with a lot of money in front of the saved, said Ghosns predecessor, Louis Schweitzer, a merger is a "possibility". Today, Nissan is mostly thanks to Ghosns renovation work, the larger companies of the Alliance. Nonetheless, the Japanese hold only 15 percent of the Renault shares and have no voting rights. The French control more than 43 percent of Nissan. This imbalance interferes with the Japanese a long time ago. They also believe that Ghosn treated Renault preferred.

Ghosns the most important restraint

Philippe Riès, the former Bureau chief of news Agency AFP in Tokyo and Co-author of a Ghosn-biography, says: "the fact That Carlos Ghosn for a week will be withdrawn from circulation, is an essential Element of the intrigue that was spun by Nissan, the Re-Japanification of the car manufacturer." The justice system discriminates against the car boss, obviously, says Riès. Their powers to give the investigators all the ways to drive an accused person to confess, even though he was innocent.

At Renault headquarters in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, you verkneift be attacks on the Japanese Partner. Thierry Bolloré, which takes at Renault for Ghosn the management of operational management, has declared more than 24 hours after the arrest of the Intranet, its "full support" for the chief. This is not at all in the group. "If Ghosn has misused his Power, I do not support him completely," says Eric Théry, who represents the CFDT Union in the Northern French plant in Douai. In mid-December, the internal investigators report in the case of Renault, we have so far found no evidence of misuse of group money.

While Ghosn at Nissan and Mitsubishi quickly been dumped, he's at Renault is still in office, even though he can't run from his prison cell in Tokyo, the shops. Ghosns the most important restraint is the French state, the stock holds 15 percent of Renault, and he has regularly on his million salary a fight. France is likely to allow Ghosn to drop, if it gets in the struggle for Power within the Alliance of Renault and Nissan by the Japanese something.

criticism of Ghoshns-drawing pupils

in this case There are also oddities on the Japanese side. At Nissan, only three senior executives were able to make important decisions: Carlos Ghosn, and his American Confidant Greg Kelly and Ghosn-drawing students on the Nissan tip, Hiroto Saikawa. The fee is a promise to Ghosn bear the signatures of all three. Nevertheless, the 65-year-old Saikawa came a few hours after the arrest of his mentor in front of the press, to distance themselves from Ghosn.

Also in Japan critics. The Ex-state lawyer Nobuo Gohara says: If it is really illegal is that Ghosn and Kelly were arrested, Saikawa would have to sit in detention. Striking, too, that Saikawa has also alerted the Prosecutor's office before the Board meeting, in the case of Ghosn, the structure of the Renault-Nissan Alliance to rebuild.

Now, where Ghosn is sitting in jail in Japan for up to ten years in prison, it goes to his heir, the future of the Alliance. Before Christmas, Hiroto Saikawa and Thierry Bolloré, the lead at the moment in the two groups, the shops, met in Amsterdam. Saikawa calls for the readjustment of the Weights in the Alliance. Bolloré required, an extraordinary General meeting at Nissan, to place new Renault representative in the group. Saikawa let down Bolloré.

the end of the Alliance, not a theme

Both sides, it should be clear that you can not afford an end to the Alliance: In the automotive industry Size is essential.

"Should be prevented Ghosn permanently, you will need to cases, the Renault Board of Directors the necessary decisions in order to guarantee the organization and the Alliance leadership," said economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in Paris.

French media reported that the government has a list of possible replacement candidates for Ghosn to create. Who is Renault's chief, will, in fact, also the chief of the Alliance with Nissan, and Mitsubishi. On the list should be the name of the chief of the tire manufacturer, Michelin or that of a French Manager, today for Toyota. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 07.01.2019, 09:35 PM

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