Tokyo - Nissan's board will meet on Thursday to fire chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was reportedly under arrest in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct, the company's chief executive officer said.
"I will call a board meeting to make a proposal to remove him from the position of chairmanship and approve it," Hiroto Saikawa told a news conference Monday.
Saikawa said he had been informed that Ghosn and Nissan's Representative Director Greg Kelly had been arrested.
"These two gentleman are arrested this evening, that's what I understand," said Saikawa.
The Nissan CEO told journalists that Ghosn's arrest and dismissal would not affect the Japanese carmaker's relationship with Renault and Mitsubishi.