Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Born in Brazil in March 1954, Carlos Ghosn is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and of École des Mines in Paris. He joined Michelin in 1978 as manager of the Le Puy plant in France. He became Chief Operating Officer of Michelin’s South American activities based in Brazil before being appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michelin North America in 1989.

He joined Renault as Executive Vice President in 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in Mercosur, he was responsible for research, automobile engineering and development, manufacturing, powertrain operations, and purchasing. Carlos Ghosn joined Nissan Motor as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999 and was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2001.

CEO of Renault since May 2005, he remains President and CEO of Nissan.

He was appointed President and CEO of Renault on May 6, 2009, and reappointed in 2013.

In 2013, Carlos Ghosn was elected chairman of AvtoVAZ, Russia’s automotive manufacturer.

In May 2014, he was elected president of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

He serves on the board of directors of the Brazilian bank Itau Banco. 

He is a World Economic Forum Governor; a member of the International Advisory Council of Tsinghua University in Beijing; and a member of the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University in Beirut.