The automaker will convene a meeting of its nomination committee, which will be followed by a full board session, on Sunday, January 20, said that three people know the process.
The spokespersons of Renault and the Ministry of Economy said they were not aware of a planned meeting of the Board of Directors this weekend.
The French state, the largest shareholder of Renault, has supported the group's decision to keep Carlos Ghosn in office, opting for provisional leadership after the arrest of the CEO in November in Japan for accusations of embezzlement in Nissan.
While chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi, members of the Franco-Japanese alliance, was officially CEO of Renault, management is guaranteed by a tandem integrated by the CEO Philippe Lagayette and Thierry Bolloré, Deputy Director General ascended to the same executive functions as Carlos Ghosn.
This change in the attitude of the government continues to be rejected on Tuesday by the Japanese justice of the demand for the deposit of the man who was still, before the coup d'état of his arrest, the strong man of the First global automobile alliance and a new accusation last Friday for two additional charges in Japan.
A source of the government had said the day before the French State changed its mind about keeping Carlos Ghosn at the head of the manufacturer if it "permanently avoids."
ONE OR MORE SUCCESSORS
According to two sources, Jean-Dominique Senard, who will soon be used as the president of the Michelin tire manufacturer, will probably substitute Carlos Ghosn as president of Renault.
According to a source involved in the discussions, the French state and its advisers have approached several people for the position of CEO: Thierry Bolloré, but also Didier Leroy, senior executive of Toyota, CEO of Elior Philippe Guillemot and another manager.
However, a spokesman for Elior said yesterday evening that "Philippe Guillemot denies being a candidate for the succession of Carlos Ghosn."
Another source indicated that Jean-Dominique Senard could also take charge of all the functions of CEO of Carlos Ghosn.
Didier Leroy refused to comment. Reuters could not reach Michelin and his president to comment on this information. You could not get comments from Elior or chief hunters Korn Ferry and Emeric Lepoutre & Partners, involved in efforts to find new leaders.
"Jean-Dominique Senard has a great reputation for integrity, has already prepared its succession to Michelin, knows the automobile," said a good connoisseur of the automobile industry. "It is also good that it is outside of Renault, there is so much conflict at this moment within the alliance, I just hope it will see the Japanese to restore the dialogue."
It is about reconnecting these children, informs Le Figaro, that a mission composed of several representatives of the French State, including Martin Vial, commissioner for the participations, and Emmanuel Moulin, director of the cabinet of the Minister of Education ; Economy, Bruno Le Maire, took the direction of Tokyo for a series of exchanges with the protagonists of the Renault-Nissan archive.
While the alliance founded in 1999 was formed around a slow and delicate approach between French and Japanese engineering, the case of Carlos Ghosn has shaken an even fragile balance.
The Echos said on the other hand that the only unknown that remained to rise tonight at night was the result of the appeal of Carlos Ghosn's lawyers to the decision of the Japanese court.
(Edited by Wilfrid Exbrayat)
by Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume