A Renault spokeswoman declined to comment on the minister’s plans.
The state has clashed with Ghosn in the past over his compensation. After negotiations earlier this year, Ghosn was reappointed as Renault CEO for another four years. At the time, Bollore was named as COO, allowing Ghosn to focus on the future of the two-decade alliance that has forged deep cooperation between the partners.
The French government will seek evidence from Japanese authorities, Le Maire said, after Nissan conducted an internal investigation following a tip-off by a company whistleblower. France checked into Ghosn’s tax records in France and found “nothing particular,” he said. The minister reiterated that France would seek to protect the Franco-Japanese alliance, without specifying how.
Nissan accuses Ghosn of understating his income for years, and misusing company funds for personal use. Renault’s board plans to meet Tuesday evening Paris time, a spokesman for the company said.
Renault’s board plans to meet Tuesday evening Paris time, a spokesman for the company said.