2013 to Present
Renault-Nissan Alliance BV
Chairman and CEO
2002 to Present
Nissan Motor Corp.
Chairman, President and CEO
1999 to Present
Chairman and CEO
1996 to Present
Boulogne-Billancourt Area, France
Chairman and CEO, Michelin North America
1978 to 1996
Ghosn became Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker and owner of the LADA brand, in June 2013. Renault initially acquired a 25 percent stake in AVTOVAZ in 2008. Ghosn became Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker and owner of the LADA brand, in June 2013. Renault initially acquired a 25 percent stake in AVTOVAZ in 2008.
What company does Carlos Ghosn work for?
Carlos Ghosn works for AVTOVAZ
What is Carlos Ghosn's role at AVTOVAZ?
Carlos Ghosn is Chairman
What industry does Carlos Ghosn work in?
Carlos Ghosn works in the Automotive industry.
Carlos Ghosn, one of the world’s most respected business leaders, is Chairman and CEO of Renault, Nissan and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the partnership that links the two global automakers through a unique cross-shareholding agreement. He also is Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker. Ghosn is perhaps 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 current CEO, he is the first executive to run two companies on the Fortune Global 500 simultaneously. When Ghosn joined Nissan in 1999, it had debt of $20 billion and only four of its 48 models generated a profit. Twelve months into his three-year turnaround plan, Nissan was again in the black, and within three years it was one of the industry's most profitable automakers. Ghosn is an outspoken proponent of zero-emission electric vehicles. Led by the innovative Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE, the automakers were the first to offer a fleet of affordable EVs. By fall of 2015, they had sold more than a quarter-million EVs. Today, more than half the EVs on the world's road were produced by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Ghosn (rhymes with “phone”) has also been a vocal advocate of promoting sustainable transportation in developing markets, where most of the industry’s growth will occur in the coming decades. He divides his time between Renault in Paris and Nissan in Yokohama, logging about 150,000 flight miles a year. Forbes described him as "the hardest-working man in the brutally competitive global car business.” The Renault-Nissan Alliance – including AVTOVAZ – has grown to become the world’s fourth largest automotive group. The companies sold nearly 8.5 million vehicles in 2014, about one in 10 sold worldwide. The Alliance remains the most productive, longest-lasting, cross-cultural partnership in automotive history.Chairman @ Ghosn became Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker and owner of the LADA brand, in June 2013. Renault initially acquired a 25 percent stake in AVTOVAZ in 2008. From 2013 to Present (2 years) Chairman and CEO @ Ghosn has headed the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 2002. The Alliance is a pragmatic, flexible business tool that can expand to accommodate new projects and partners worldwide. The cross-shareholding model encourages each to pursue projects of mutual benefit, while protecting their distinct brand identities. From 2002 to Present (13 years) Chairman, President and CEO @ Ghosn joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in 1999, and was named President in 2000 and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. He defied Japanese business practices when he cut thousands of jobs, shut five domestic plants, and auctioned off major assets, such as Nissan's aerospace unit. In one year, Nissan's net profit climbed to $2.7 billion from a loss of $6.1 billion in the previous year. Within three years, Nissan was one of the industry's most profitable automakers, with operating margins consistently above 9 percent. In the years since, Ghosn has expanded Nissan geographically, particularly in China, which has become Nissan’s top market by sales. From 1999 to Present (16 years) Chairman and CEO @ Ghosn joined Renault in 1996 as Executive Vice President responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations, purchasing and supervision of Renault activities in South America. When Renault purchased a 36.8 percent stake in Nissan in 1999, Ghosn maintained his roles at Renault while being dispatched to Nissan as its Chief Operating Officer. He was named President and CEO of Renault in 2005 and added the title of Chairman in 2009. From 1996 to Present (19 years) Boulogne-Billancourt Area, FranceChairman and CEO, Michelin North America @ Ghosn joined Europe's largest tire maker after graduating from university. He worked in several plants in France, and in 1985 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Michelin’s South American operations. He was charged with turning around the operation, which was unprofitable and struggling under Brazil's hyperinflation. Ghosn formed cross-functional management teams to determine the best practices among the French, Brazilian, and other nationalities working in the South American division. The experience in multicultural Brazil formed the basis of his cross-cultural management style and emphasis on diversity as a core business asset. The division returned to profitability in two years. In 1990, Ghosn became Chairman and CEO of Michelin’s North American operations, where he presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. From 1978 to 1996 (18 years) Engineering @ Ecole des Mines de ParisEngineering @ Ecole polytechnique Carlos Ghosn is skilled in: Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Vehicles, Automobile, Leadership, Profit, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Product Development, Continuous Improvement, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Engineering, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Automotive Engineering
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
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