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Nissan on recovery path, incoming CEO Uchida tells employees

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Nissan on recovery path, incoming CEO Uchida tells employees
FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor Co. senior executive Makoto Uchida speaks to media at Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China April 16, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo.   -   Copyright  KYODO(Reuters)
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co’s incoming chief executive Makoto Uchida told employees in a video message on its internal website on Friday that his mission is to “restore business performance and regain trust in Nissan,” according to a transcript of the message viewed by Reuters.

“Nissan is on the right path for recovery… although it might be a gradual process,” Uchida said.

Named CEO earlier this month, Uchida is expected to formally take up the post by January 1, 2020.

(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu in Beijing; editing by Jason Neely)

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