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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Nissan weighs outside director to oversee board meetings

Automaker looks to decentralize power as Renault discusses top job

Nissan Motor will consider revamping its executive ranks to prevent power from being concentrated in one person, as it was under former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A governance panel appointed by Nissan Motor is expected to recommend that the Japanese automaker install an independent director to oversee board meetings, Nikkei has learned.

The new position -- distinct from that of company chairman -- would help separate executive and oversight functions at the highest level.

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