Reuters exclusively reports executives push for Nissan shake-up
Reuters reported exclusively that allies of Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta are pressing the board to promote him to co-CEO to drive the troubled automaker’s latest turnaround plan. Thus far, Nissan Motor Co’s 12-member board has no plan to change the roles of Chief Executive Makoto Uchida or his No. 2 Gupta, four people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. But the behind-the-scenes campaign, involving at least half a dozen current and former executives, points to continued tensions at the top of the Japanese automaker, which has had four CEOs in four years.