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Portrait de Carlos Ghosn
Birthday : 03/09/1954
Place of birth : Porto Velho - Brazil
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : Nissan Motor Co Ltd - Renault SA - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION

Summary 
Mr. Carlos Ghosn Bichara is President at European Automobile Manufacturers Association, a Managing Director at Nissan International Holdings BV, Chairman & Director General at Alliance Rostec Auto BV, Chairman at Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Chairman & President at Reanult Nissan, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Renault-Nissan BV, Chairman at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Renault SA, Chairman at Mobiliz Invest SAS, Chairman at Renault do Brasil SA, Chairman at Renault SAS, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Renault-Nissan Alliance and Member-Strategic Council at St. Joseph University.

He is on the Board of Directors at World Economic Forum and American University of Beirut. Mr. Ghosn Bichara was previously employed as Chairman by AvtoVAZ PJSC, an Independent Director by Alcoa, Inc., and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer by Michelin North America, Inc.

He also served on the board at International Business Machines Corp.

He received his undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an undergraduate degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.


Current positions of Carlos Ghosn 
NameTitle Since
Nissan Motor Co Ltd
(Auto & Truck Manufacturers)
Chairman 1999
Renault SA
(Auto & Truck Manufacturers)
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 1996
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
(Auto & Truck Manufacturers)
Chairman 2009
Renault-Nissan BV Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 2005
Alliance Rostec Auto BV Chairman & Director General 2012
Nissan International Holdings BV Managing Director 2013
Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
European Automobile Manufacturers Association President 2014
Renault SAS Chairman -
Renault do Brasil SA Chairman -
Reanult Nissan Chairman & President 2005
Mobiliz Invest SAS Chairman -
American University of Beirut Trustee -
World Economic Forum Member-Governors Board -
St. Joseph University Member-Strategic Council -


Carlos Ghosn : Personal Network 


Biography of Carlos Ghosn 
Carlos Ghosn, KBE (born March 9, 1954) is a French-Lebanese-Brazilian businessman born in Porto Velho, Brazil, who is currently the Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Renault, Chairman and CEO of Japan-based Nissan, and Chairman of Russian automobile manufacturer AvtoVAZ.

After his radical restructuring of Renault that returned that company to profitability in the late 1990s Ghosn became known as "Le Cost Killer". In the early 2000s, for orchestrating one of the auto industry's most aggressive downsizing campaigns and spearheading the turnaround of Nissan from its near bankruptcy in 1999, he earned the nickname "Mr. Fix It".

Following the Nissan financial turnaround, in 2002 Fortune awarded him Asia Businessman of the Year. In 2003 Fortune identified him as one of the 10 most powerful people in business outside the U.S., and its Asian edition voted him Man of the Year. and the third most respected business leader in 2004 and in 2005. He quickly achieved celebrity status in Japan and in the business world, and his life has been chronicled in a Japanese manga comic book. Ghosn has been asked to run at least two other automakers, General Motors and Ford. His decision to spend €4 billion (more than $5 billion) so Renault and Nissan could jointly develop an entire lineup of electric cars including the Nissan Leaf, billed as "the world's first affordable zero-emission car", is one of the four subjects of the 2011 documentary Revenge of the Electric Car.

Early life and education
Ghosn's grandfather Bichara Ghosn emigrated from Lebanon to Brazil at the age of 13, eventually settling in remote Guaporé, Rondônia, near the border between Brazil and Bolivia. Bichara Ghosn was an entrepreneur and eventually headed several companies, in fields including the rubber trade, the sale and purchase of agricultural products, and aviation. His son Jorge Ghosn married a Nigerian-born woman whose family also came from Lebanon, and they settled in the Rondônia capital of Porto Velho.

Carlos Ghosn was born on March 9, 1954 in Porto Velho. When he was about two years old he became sick after drinking unsanitary water, and his mother moved with him to Rio de Janeiro. He graduated with university engineering degrees from the École Polytechnique in 1974 and the École des Mines de Paris in 1978.

Career

Source @ Wikipedia


Anecdotes
Following a scandal at Renault in early 2011, he fired three managers wrongly accused of espionage. Despite his mea culpa in live on the news in March, his management is highly criticized.

Since 2006, he is honorary knight commander of the order of the British Empire.

During the economic crisis in January 2009, he gave up his annual bonus (1.392 million Euros for 2007) because for him "a company's performance is not at desired level"
Citations
"As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing."

"China will be the answer to Japan's problems."

"Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures."



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Carlos Ghosn : Connections 
Afm Indastri
Banque de France
Fondation Culture & Diversité
Alliance Rostec Auto BV
Pet Center Comércio e Participações SA
Bagley Latinoamérica SA
Groupe Marc De Lacharrière SA


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