Tokyo — Nissan has named the head of its China joint venture as CEO, as the struggling Japanese carmaker seeks to heal deep divisions caused by the arrest of its former chair and repair fraught relations with partner Renault.

Makoto Uchida will work alongside Ashwani Gupta from affiliate Mitsubishi Motors, who was named COO, and Jun Seki, the former head of Nissan in China, who will become deputy COO, according to a statement Tuesday...

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