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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Saudi businessman emerges as key figure in Ghosn case

Khaled Al Juffali thought to have guaranteed credit when ex-chairman suffered personal losses

Then-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn launches a new model in Abu Dhabi in 2010. (Photo by Yorihisa Ota)

TOKYO -- The Saudi businessman who allegedly helped then-Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn cover personal losses nearly a decade ago was Khaled Al Juffali, who sits on the board of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Nikkei has learned.

Al Juffali, a member of a Saudi conglomerate's founding family, chaired a joint venture established by Nissan to assist in Middle Eastern sales.

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