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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Nissan resurrects COO position after 5 years

Automaker picks Chief Competitive Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi for role

Nissan continues to shake up its management as it looks to move on from the Carlos Ghosn era. (Photo by Yuki Nakao)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor is reviving the post of chief operating officer and has named Chief Competitive Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi as the appointee, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.

The appointment will take effect on May 16, the company said. Nissan has not had a COO since Toshiyuki Shiga, currently a director, stepped down from the post in 2013.

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