Carlos Ghosn was Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the automotive collaboration of France’s Groupe Renault, Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. He was also Chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault (2005-2019) and Chariman at Nissan and Mistubishi (until 2018).
Carlos Ghosn is best known for orchestrating the remarkable turnaround of Nissan from near bankruptcy in 1999-2000. In addition to being the auto industry’s longest-serving CEO, he is the first executive to run two companies on the Fortune Global 500 simultaneously.
Carlos Ghosn is an outspoken proponent of zero-emission electric vehicles and also established the Alliance as a leader in the development of future automotive technology, such as autonomous drive and connected vehicles and services.
Carlos Ghosn served on the International Advisory Council of Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University in Beirut and contributed to programs at the University of Stanford, California. In 2020, Carlos Ghosn has announced his contribution to the development of the University of Kaslik’s programs in Lebanon.
In recognition of his work and achievements. M. Ghosn has received numerous distinctions and awards from countries on all continents: Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon, Japan among others
Carlos Ghosn was awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal in 2004. He thus became the third non-Japanese to receive such a decoration, created during the Meiji Era, in Japan, to reward those who have improved public service and made outstanding contributions to the industry.
He was the only major auto industry CEO born and raised in emerging markets. Born in Brazil in 1954, he spent much of his youth in Lebanon.
Carlos Ghosn graduated with engineering degrees from France’s École Polytechnique (Class of 1974) and from École des Mines de Paris in 1978.