Company: Renault, Nissan
Country: Japan (Lebanon)
Carlos Ghosn is the chairman and CEO of Japan-based Nissan and holds the same position at Renault, which together produce more than one in ten cars sold worldwide.
Ghosn is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the strategic partnership overseeing the two companies through a unique cross-shareholding agreement. The two firms rank fourth in the global production stakes, behind Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen. For orchestrating one of the decade’s most aggressive downsizing campaigns and spearheading the turnaround of Nissan from near bankruptcy in the late 1990s, Ghosn earned the nicknames “Le Cost Killer” and “Mr Fix It”.
’Mr Fix It’
Carlos Ghosn is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.