The Spanish José Muñoz, chief operating officer of Nissan in China, has announced his resignation after the japanese company will expand its investigation on the alleged financial malfeasance of the president, Carlos Ghosn.
The car manufacturer had already reported that he was studying the decisions taken by Muñoz in the united States, where he directed the operations of Nissan between 2016 and 2018.
“My decision to come out of Nissan has been taken after much reflection and consideration care. Unfortunately, Nissan is currently involved in issues that will continue to diverting your focus“, has published Muñoz in his account on the social network LinkedIn.
Earlier this year, Nissan chose to Muñoz to oversee their operations in China, where it plans to increase sales in the next years. China is the second largest market of the japanese company, and represents approximately one-quarter of its annual sales of vehicles worldwide.
Nissan has informed this Friday that it has expanded its investigation into the case of Ghosn to agreements made by the company in the united States –where Muñoz served as director of Operations-Latin America and India.
The expansion of the research to Muñoz is part of the research internal are carrying out Nissan for the alleged financial malfeasance of Ghosn, who is accused of transferring temporarily loss of personal investment in Nissan in 2008 and to report lower income than they actually earned.
Muñoz was in his day among the candidates to succeed Ghosn to the front of Renault-Nissan and now works as responsible of the overall performance of the company and as president of Nissan in China.
Sources close to the investigation claimed that Muñoz is not cooperating with investigators and defined as a “person of interest” in the investigation. However, they were unclear as to whether the English will be accused of some crime.Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/motor/abci-dimite-jose-munoz-alto-directivo-nissan-investigacion-sobre-caso-ghosn-201901120404_noticia.html