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In the 20 months since Makoto Uchida took the reins of Nissan, the executive has struggled to rejuvenate the troubled automaker. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)
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Restarting Nissan: Makoto Uchida takes corporate Japan's toughest job

Finally on track to profitability, the carmaker navigates the post-Ghosn era

AKITO TANAKA, Nikkei Asia chief business news correspondent, and ERI SUGIURA, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

SINGAPORE/TOKYO -- Nissan Motor's Makoto Uchida may well have the unluckiest timing of any chief executive in the history of corporate Japan.

He assumed his role as President and CEO in December 2019 amid management turmoil at Nissan and its top shareholder, Renault, following the dramatic arrest of then-Chairman Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct.

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