New Nissan CEO pledges better performance, cooperation with Renault

Nissan Motor’s chief executive Makoto Uchida gestures during a news conference at Nissan Motor’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) chief executive Makoto Uchida said on Monday that he would work to improve the automaker’s financial performance and co-operate closely with alliance partner Renault SA (RENA.PA), while maintaining Nissan’s independence.

Uchida became CEO of Nissan on Dec. 1, as Japan’s No. 2 carmaker tries to recover from a profit slump and draw a line under a year of turmoil after the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Alexander Smith

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