Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Japan’s Top-paid CEO

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan Motor Co (7201.T), told shareholders on Tuesday he was paid a salary and bonus of 987 million yen ($12.5 million) for the past fiscal year, a package that makes him Japan’s highest-paid executive.

Ghosn has led Nissan since 2001 and steered the automaker through a turbulent 2011 that saw it bounce back faster than its domestic rivals Toyota Motor Corp(7203.T) and Honda Motor Co(7267.T) from disruptions caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Although Ghosn’s 0.5 percent pay rise for the past year put him just short of becoming the first CEO of a Japanese company to be paid more than 1 billion yen, investors have been far more concerned with his tenure than the terms of his compensation.

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