Avtovaz CEO to quit

PARIS: Russia’s biggest carmaker Avtovaz, majority owned by Renault-Nissan, said on Monday its Chief Executive Bo Andersson is to step down. Hit hard by Russia’s economic crisis, the company, which makes Lada cars, has been battling with bankruptcy fears since last month reporting a tripling of net losses for 2015. Andersson ‘is planning to resign’, the automaker said in a statement. The company’s board is to meet on March 15 to pick a successor who ‘will take the reorganisation into a new operational phase’, it said. In February, Avtovaz said market conditions ‘create a material uncertainty that gives rise to significant doubt about the group’s ability to continue as a going concern’.