Carlos Ghosn will finally get a chance to plead his case in public. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the disgraced former chairman of Nissan is set for his first public hearing this week.
The report says that the hearing will take place on Tuesday, January 8. This will mark Ghosn’s first public appearance since the scandal broke out late last year. The former Nissan boss has been charged with underreporting his compensation by tens of millions of dollars. Ghosn has denied any wrongdoing.
The news sent shockwaves across the business and automotive worlds. Ghosn had been instrumental in Nissan’s resurgence, and was one of the people behind the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Later on, he also led the acquisition of Mitsubishi, becoming the brand’s chairman in the process. He has since been removed from his roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi.
It will be interesting to see what kind of defense Ghosn and his legal team present to the public. Is he really innocent? Was he simply another executive who got too greedy? We also want to find out for ourselves.