Nissan shareholders sack Carlos Ghosn from company board

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa opened meeting with a speech outlining allegations against his former mentor

Nissan shareholders have voted to eject Carlos Ghosn from the board, as the detained former chairman fights multiple financial misconduct charges that have landed him in custody.

The extraordinary shareholders’ meeting at a Tokyo hotel was the first such gathering since the stunning arrest of the 65-year-old auto sector titan on 19 November.

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