TOYKO -- Nissan's chief planning officer, Philippe Klein, one of the remaining executives at the automaker brought in from Renault by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is leaving the company.
Nissan announced Klein's departure on Friday when it confirmed its new CEO, Makoto Uchida, will take the helm on Dec. 1, ushering in a new leadership team tasked with rebuilding the scandal-tainted automaker.
Klein, a Frenchman, was appointed Nissan's planning chief in 2014, succeeding Andy Palmer who quit Nissan and later became head of Aston Martin.
Klein, 62, joined Renault as a powertrain engineer in 1981. His career included stints in Ghosn's CEO office at Nissan in 1999 and as a Nissan senior vice-president in 2007.
Among other Nissan executives who have left the company in the post-Ghosn era are Daniele Schillaci, who is now CEO of Italian brake system specialist Brembo.
Jose Munoz, Nissan's former chief performance officer, resigned in January. Hyundai hired him as its global Chief Operating Officer and the head of its North American business.
Also in January, Roland Krueger, former president of Nissan's luxury Infiniti brand, left the company to take a position heading up Dyson's automotive unit.
Arun Bajaj, global head of human resources, left in March. Also out the door were former Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann and former Mitsubishi head of product strategy Vincent Cobee, who has joined PSA Group and is tipped to be the next CEO of Citroen.