Carlos Ghosn

French-Brazilian-Lebanese businessman

Carlos Ghosn (/ɡn/;[2] French: [kaʁlɔs ɡon]; Arabic: كارلوس غصن, born 9 March 1954) is a French-Lebanese-Brazilian [3][4] businessman and fugitive from the justice system of Japan.[5]

Carlos Ghosn
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Ghosn at the World Economic Forum India Economic Summit in 2009
Born (1954-03-09) March 9, 1954 (age 68)
Alma materÉcole Polytechnique (1978) and École des Mines de Paris (1979)
OccupationCEO of Renault and Nissan
Chairman of AvtoVAZ[1]

He is an internationally wanted criminal.[6][7][8] He was the Chairman and chief executive officer of Renault, which is based in Paris. He held the same positions at Nissan, based in Japan. Together, these companies produce more than 10% of cars sold around the world.[9] Ghosn was also Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the strategic partnership overseeing the two companies through a unique cross-shareholding agreement.

He was born in Brazil.

On January 2, 2020, Interpol issued a red notice to Lebanon seeking Ghosn's arrest.[10][11][12][13]


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  2. Millikin, John P.; Fu, Dean (2005). "The Global Leadership of Carlos Ghosn at Nissan" (PDF). Thunderbird International Business Review. 47 (1): 121–137. doi:10.1002/tie.20043.
  3. "Carlos Ghosn Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth. 5 December 2010.
  4. magazine, Le Point. "Le Point – Actualité Politique, Monde, France, Économie, High-Tech, Culture". Le
  5. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  6. Kelly, Jack. "The Intriguing Story Of How Carlos Ghosn Went From A Top CEO To An International Fugitive". Forbes.
  7. DOOLEY, BEN. "Fugitive auto executive Carlos Ghosn fled Japan in a made-for-the-movies escape. In fact, he pitched his story to a Hollywood producer last month".
  8. "24-hour video on fugitive Ghosn checked only once a month". Archived from the original on 2020-01-04. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  9. "Renault-Nissan 2011 vehicle sales reach 8.03 mln". Reuters. 2012-01-10. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  10. "Interpol issues notice for Carlos Ghosn arrest". 2020-01-02. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  11. Osseiran, Nazih (2 January 2020). "Lebanon Receives Interpol Arrest Notice for Carlos Ghosn". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  12. Jolly, Jasper; agencies (2020-01-02). "Japan issues Interpol wanted notice for Carlos Ghosn". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  13. "Lebanon receives Interpol wanted notice for Nissan ex-chair Carlos Ghosn". Los Angeles Times. 2020-01-02. Retrieved 2020-01-03.