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Nissan's new No. 3 Seki jumps ship to Nidec

Japanese automaker's tripartite leadership collapses after just one month

Jun Seki, Nissan's vice chief operating officer, is moving to Japanese motor maker Nidec next year. (Nikkei montage/source photos by Karina Nooka)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor's turnaround efforts suffered a heavy blow as Jun Seki, who assumed one of the automaker's three new leadership posts just a month ago, will leave the company to join Japanese motor maker Nidec as early as February, Nikkei learned on Tuesday.

Seki is seen as a potential candidate to become Nidec's next president.

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