Paris — Arrested car boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned as CEO and chair of Renault, ending his leadership roles in the automotive industry and signaling the start of a new era for the French manufacturer. Ghosn, the most powerful man in car-making until his sensational arrest last November in Japan on financial misconduct charges, had already been sacked as chair of Japanese automotive groups Nissan and Mitsubishi. But he had held on to the top job at Renault, which has been run on an interim basis by one of his deputies while he languishes in a Japanese jail. French finance minister Bruno Le Maire confirmed to AFP that Ghosn tendered his resignation late Wednesday — ahead of a Renault board meeting in Paris that would have seen him replaced. A senior director from the firm “received the letter of resignation from Carlos Ghosn last night,” Le Maire said at the Davos gathering in Switzerland. As head of Renault since 2005, Ghosn was the keystone of its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubish...

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