Carlos Ghosn

Engineer, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd

 

 


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Biographies

Carlos Ghosn ( Engineer ) - President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Norio Matsumura ( Engineer ) - Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Patrick Pelata ( Engineer ) - Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Shiro Nakamura - Senior Vice President, Design Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Jed Connelly - Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc.
James C. Morton, Jr. - Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Nissan North America, Inc.
Daniel A. Gaudette - Senior Vice President, North American Manufacturing and Quality, Nissan North America
Greg Daniels Senior Vice President, U.S. Manufacturing
Brad Bradshaw - President, Nissan Canada
Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi President, Nissan Technical Center North America
Hiroshi Yoshioka - President, Director General, Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Thomas H. Semple - President, Nissan Design America
Steven R. Lambert - President and CEO, NMAC

Carlos GhosnCarlos Ghosn - President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Carlos Ghosn joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999, and became President in June 2000. In June 2001, he assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. He currently serves on the boards of Renault, Mirant Corporation and Alcoa.

He was born on March 9, 1954 in Brazil. He graduated with engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (class of 1974) and from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1978. Upon graduating from school, he joined Michelin in France in 1978. In 1981, he was appointed plant manager in Le Puy, France. In 1984 and 1985, he headed the research and development of earthmover and agricultural tires in Ladoux, France. He then served four years as chief operating officer of Michelin's South American activities based in Brazil.

In 1989, he was appointed president and chief operating officer of Michelin's North American companies. In 1990, he was appointed chairman, president, and chief operating officer of Michelin North America. He presided over the complete restructuring of Michelin North America after the acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in 1990. This restructuring included the assimilation of that company into Michelin North America and the development of a multi-brand strategy for the continent.

In October 1996 he joined Renault and was appointed executive vice president of the Renault Group in December 1996. He was in charge of advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing. He also supervised Renault activities in the Mercosur.