Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned from his position in the French car manufacturer. The French economic and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an Interview with the television channel Bloomberg.

Renault have to write on Wednesday evening, the resignation of Ghosn received, said Le Maire. Circuits of the car manufacturer confirmed in Paris, a statement from the Minister. A spokesman for the group did not want to confirm the first. The car’s Manager has been sitting for a good two months in Japan in prison.

the Board of Directors. succession

The Board of Directors of Renault decide to come in the morning, to advise about the management of the group Le Maire, the panel will meet in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, the “necessary decisions”.

In Paris, it is expected that Ghosns tasks are divided as the head of the group, on his former Deputy, Thierry Bolloré and Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard. Renault has not spoken yet officially to this scenario.

Le Maire said in an Interview that Senard “would be an excellent President of Renault”. The state is holding in Renault to 15 percent of the shares and is therefore an important actor in the manufacturer.

car Manager in prison, The mysterious case of Carlos Ghosn

The 64-year-old Ghosn, who once rescued Nissan in front of the near-Bankrupt and, together with Renault and Mitsubishi is a powerful car Alliance had been forged, had been arrested in November in Tokyo and because of the violation of Japanese stock market conditions and later charged. In addition, he is supposed to have according to prosecutors, private investment losses on the Nissan transfer.

The Renault Partner Nissan and Mitsubishi released then Ghosn as Board chief. Up to a process might be months. In court, the Manager had protested his innocence.

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