FILE PHOTO: Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard attends a Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi chiefs’ joint news conference in Yokohama, Japan, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
PARIS (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said on Thursday he was “very satisfied” with the governance structures now in place both at the French carmaker and at its Japanese partner Nissan (7201.T).
“We have a board overseeing the alliance which is made up of people who are all extremely in favor of the alliance (…) there is a common desire to associate our strategic plans and a real desire to make this alliance a success”, Senard told reporters.
Renault and Nissan executives have been at pains to soothe fears their 20-year-old alliance was on the brink of collapsing, after the partnership’s former boss-turned-fugitive Carlos Ghosn derided it as dead in the water without him.
Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Matthias Blamont