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Look Ahead, Dont Stand Still

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Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO, Nissan-Renault Alliance, has the distinction of running two major global automakers, Nissan and Renault, with headquarters on two continents. He is no stranger to the global lifestyle, having been born to Lebanese parents, but growing up in Brazil, before spending much of his early career in the United States. In this talk, he discusses the different challenges each company faces, and how he adapts his leadership to the strategic and cultural contexts. He also discusses trends in the global auto market, and his vision for zero emission vehicles (electric), which he believes will represent an important (and profitable) market segment in the coming decade.

Created: 12/06/2010 • 498931 view(s) • Date of speech: 01/11/2010 • Label: renault,nissan,automaker • Language: English • City of the speech: Stanford; CA

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Carlos Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn,, KBE, is a Lebanese Brazilian-born businessman. He is the current CEO and President of Renault of France and Nissan of Japan. He was voted Man of the Year 2003 by Fortune magazine's Asian edition and is also on the board of Alcoa, Sony, and IBM. Ghosn became CEO of Renault, in 2005, succeeding Louis Schweitzer, while remaining CEO of Nissan as well. In 2004 he was added to the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame. Personal life Ghosn (pronounced Gonne in French, Ghosen in Lebanese Arabic) was born in Porto Velho, Brazil on 9 March 1954 to a French mother and Lebanese father. At age 6, he moved to Beirut, Lebanon, with his mother. He completed his secondary school studies there, in a Jesuit school (Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour). Then he completed his classes préparatoires at Lycée Stanislas in Paris. He graduated with engineering degrees from the École Polytechnique in 1978 (X1974) with last year's specialisation at the École des Mines de Paris. He is a French citizen.

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