French carmaker Renault said on Tuesday that its board would meet on Thursday to name a replacement for its boss Carlos Ghosn, held in custody in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct. Informed sources said the company would put forward Thierry Bollore to replace Ghosn as CE and Michelin chief Jean-Dominique Senard as board chair. Ghosn holds both roles. Renault, part of a powerful alliance with Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi, declined to comment on Ghosn’s replacement, beyond confirming Thursday’s board meeting. A trade union source said the meeting would take place at 9am GMT (11am SA time) on Thursday. Ghosn has been stripped of his positions as chair of Nissan and Mitsubishi. The French government, Renault’s biggest shareholder with a stake of more than 15%, wants the company to appoint a new leader. Finance minister Bruno Le Maire last week demanded a board meeting “in coming days” to name Ghosn’s successor. The Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian businessman, who was ar...

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