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Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s ex-head, flees Japan to Lebanon, Carlos Ghosn Wiki, Bio, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Fast Facts to Know

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s ex-head, flees Japan to Lebanon, Carlos Ghosn Wiki, Bio, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Fast Facts to Know.

Carlos Ghosn-Fast Facts to Know

  • Carlos Ghosn is 54 years old.
  • Ghosn stepped down as CEO of Nissan on 1 April 2017
  • Ghosn flees Japan to Lebanon.
  • Ghosn has charges of financial wrongdoing in Japan.
  • Ghosn has taken refuge in Lebanon.

Carlos Ghosn Biography

Carlos Ghosn, KBE (born March 9, 1954) is a Brazilian-born French businessman of Lebanese ancestry. Ghosn has served as the CEO of Michelin North America, chairman and CEO of Renault, chairman of AvtoVAZ, chairman and CEO of Nissan, and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn was also chairman and CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a strategic partnership among those automotive manufacturers through a complex cross-shareholding agreement. The venture has held an approximately 10% market share since 2010, and as of 2017 was reckoned to be the largest automobile group worldwide.

Carlos Ghosn -Stepped down as CEO of Nissan

Ghosn stepped down as CEO of Nissan on 1 April 2017, while remaining chairman of the company. He was arrested at Haneda Airport on 19 November 2018, on allegations of under-reporting his earnings and misuse of company assets. On 22 November 2018, Nissan’s board made a unanimous decision to dismiss Ghosn as Nissan’s chairman. It was followed by Mitsubishi Motors’ board on 26 November 2018. Renault and the French government continued to support him, presuming him innocent until proven guilty. However, Ghosn retired as chairman and CEO of Renault on 24 January 2019. While out on bail, Ghosn was re-arrested in Tokyo on 4 April 2019 over new charges of misappropriations of Nissan funds. On 8 April 2019 Nissan shareholders voted to oust Ghosn from the company’s board. He was released on bail on 25 April. Ghosn later according to reports fled Japan to go to Lebanon on 30 December thus breaking his bail conditions.

Carlos Ghosn-Nissan’s ex-head, flees Japan to Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chairman, accused of financial misconduct in Japan, fled the country and fled to Lebanon, where he is considered a popular hero to escape what he calls “injustice and designated political “persecution”. His escape was a dramatic turning point in an unlikely story about the rise and fall of one of the most important leaders in the automotive industry.

Carlos Ghosn-Early life and education

Ghosn’s grandfather was Bichara Ghosn, a Maronite Christian who emigrated from French Mandate Lebanon to Brazil at the age of 13, eventually settling in remote Guaporé, Rondônia, near the border between Brazil and Bolivia. Bichara Ghosn was an entrepreneur and eventually headed several companies, in businesses including the rubber trade, the sale and purchase of agricultural products, and aviation. His son Jorge Ghosn married Rose Jazzar, a Nigerian-born woman whose family also came from Lebanon, and they settled in Porto Velho, the state capital of Rondônia, where they had four children.

Carlos Ghosn -Family moved to Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn was born on March 9, 1954, in Porto Velho. When he was about two years old he became sick after drinking unsanitary water, and his mother moved with him to Rio de Janeiro. He did not fully recover there, and in 1960, when Ghosn was six years old, he and his mother and sister moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where his grandmother and two other sisters lived.

Carlos Ghosn-Schooling

Ghosn completed his secondary school studies in Lebanon, at the Jesuit school Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour. He then completed his classes préparatoires in Paris, at the Collège Stanislas and the Lycée Saint-Louis. He graduated as an engineer from the École Polytechnique in 1974 and the École des Mines de Paris in 1978.

Carlos Ghosn-Personal life

By his first marriage to Rita Kordahi in 1984, Ghosn is the father of four grown children: Caroline, Nadine, Maya and Anthony. They divorced in 2012. In May 2016, Ghosn married Carole Nahas and, a few months later in October, threw a large-scale party at the Grand Trianon of the Palace of Versailles, in the outskirts of Paris, to celebrate both the wedding and Carole’s 50th birthday. He is reported by several Japanese media to have six private residences: in Tokyo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Beirut and New York.

Carlos Ghosn-Forbes Magazine

Ghosn, whom Forbes magazine called “the hardest-working man in the brutally competitive global car business”, splits his time between Paris and Tokyo and as of 2006 logged roughly 150,000 miles in airplanes per year. Japanese media have called him “Seven-Eleven” (“work very hard from early in the morning till late at night”). He holds Brazilian, French, and Lebanese citizenships. He has been noted for his direct, no-nonsense, results-oriented and execution-oriented style in business strategy meetings, but also for his interest in resolving problems from within a company by listening to workers and by cross-functional and cross-cultural team groupings.


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