Tokyo - A Nissan panel failed to nominate a successor to former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday, in the wake of his arrest and dismissal for alleged financial misconduct last month, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Ghosn could remain in detention until the end of the year as Tokyo prosecutors plan to rearrest him on a fresh claim of understating his income, the Sankei newspaper has reported.
Nissan has tasked a three-member panel of external directors with the selection of a new chairman. The panel includes Masakazu Toyoda - a former trade and industry official, Jean-Baptiste Duzan - a retired executive from Nissan's French partner Renault SA, and race car driver Keiko Ihara.
The panel plans to submit the name of a nominee at a board meeting on December 17. Board changes must be approved by shareholders.
The panel did not discuss any particular executive as a nominee at its meeting on Tuesday, the source said, adding the selection was put off because Duzan asked for more time.