A Conversation with Carlos Ghosn

Speaker:
Carlos Ghosn President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; President and CEO, Renault
Presider:
David M. Rubenstein Cofounder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Description

Carlos Ghosn—named one of the “world’s most respected leaders” by the Financial Times in 2003 and 2004, Man of the Year 2003 by Fortune (Asia), and often called a “rock star” of the global automobile industry—is the first person ever to serve as CEO of two major auto companies. When Nissan and Renault formed an alliance in 1999, their unique business model maintained a clear focus on the respective expertise of each partner, preserving their identities, brands, and strategies. Join President and CEO Carlos Ghosn as he shares his thoughts on how such a business model could translate into international political alliances to tackle some of the world’s most serious problems.

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