March 14, 2019 / 12:30 AM / 3 months ago

Nissan may ask ex-Toray boss Sakakibara to chair board meetings - source

TOKYO, March 14 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor is considering asking ex-Toray Industries chief and Japan Inc heavyweight Sadayuki Sakakibara to chair its board meetings while leaving vacant the chairman post previously held by Carlos Ghosn, a source said on Thursday.

Japan’s No. 2 automaker is considering nominating Sakakibara, a former head of powerful business lobby Japan Business Federation, to become an external director at the general shareholders’ meeting in late June, the source, who has direct knowledge of the matter, told Reuters.

The person declined to be identified because the decision is not final. (Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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