Tokyo - Nissan's board on Tuesday nominated the new boss of Renault to replace Carlos Ghosn.
The decision to turn over Ghosn's board seat to Jean-Dominique Senard must still be ratified by shareholders, and the company said it had set an April 8 date for an extraordinary shareholders' meeting.
Nissan said the shareholder meeting would be limited to discussion of Senard's nomination and the official removal of Ghosn and his right-hand man Greg Kelly from the board.
Ghosn and Kelly were sacked from the board after their arrest on November 19 but a special shareholders' meeting is required to remove them officially.
Senard's nomination does not mean he will replace Ghosn as chairman at Nissan. The carmaker is still searching for a replacement and is not expected to announce a decision before June.