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


  • Auto
  • Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Japan's No. 2 automaker is considering nominating Sakakibara(pic), a former head of powerful business lobby Japan Business Federation, to become an external director at the general shareholders' meeting in June.

Japan's No. 2 automaker is considering nominating Sakakibara(pic), a former head of powerful business lobby Japan Business Federation, to become an external director at the general shareholders' meeting in June.

TOKYO: 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 June, the source, who has direct knowledge of the matter, told Reuters.

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