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Russia: Lada’s foreign boss wants a sportier image


Bo Andersson, president of AvtoVAZ – the parent of the Lada brand – says that among the many changes the No. 1 Russian automaker has to implement is one that could swiftly attract more customers. The manager, brought in by Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn – now the majority stakeholder at AvtoVAZ – has been hit by the numerous management flaws the ...
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