Disruptive Leadership in the Global Auto Industry
Disruptive Leadership in the Global Auto Industry: A Conversation with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance
Date: March 22nd, 2016
Please join us for Disruptive Leadership in the Global Auto Industry: A Conversation with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.Carlos Ghosn is chairman and chief executive officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest automotive groups. Mr. Ghosn also heads France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan Motor, two companies with combined revenues of €129 billion, and is chairman of Russia’s largest automaker.
Mr. Ghosn has been the industry’s leading advocate for sustainable transportation; Renault and Nissan are the first automakers to have launched a range of affordable zero-emission cars and commercial vehicles. By the end of 2015, the Alliance companies had sold nearly 300,000 electric vehicles – accounting for about half of all EVs on the road today. Mr. Ghosn joined Nissan as chief operating officer in 1999, became its president in 2000 and chief executive officer in 2001. He was the lead architect of the Nissan Revival Plan, which brought the company out of a severe economic crisis in the late ‘90s and back to profitability in 2000.
In 2005, Mr. Ghosn became chief executive officer of Renault, becoming the first person to run two Fortune Global 500 companies simultaneously. Mr. Ghosn is the only major auto industry CEO who grew up in emerging markets. He was born in Brazil in 1954 and spent much of his childhood in Lebanon. He graduated with engineering degrees from France’s Ecole Polytechnique in 1974 and from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1978.