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Posted by: admin
May 23, 2011

“I always try to support the education sector in Lebanon because I am a big believer in education.” - Carlos Ghosn


Like the ancient phoenix that rose from the ashes to become a creature still looked at with amazement, Carlos Ghosn rose from the Lebanese education scene to become a man respected and looked upon with admiration worldwide.


Carlos Ghosn was born in Brazil to Lebanese parents who moved back to Lebanon when young Carlos was only six. He studied at the “Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour”, then finished his engineering studies at the “École Polytechnique” in 1978, with the final year's specialization at the “École des Mines de Paris”.


Mr. Ghosn is currently the CEO of both Renault and Nissan.


It wasn’t just Mr. Ghosn’s education that propelled him forward in life and made him a man truly deemed to be a wonder; it was also his self-determination, motivation, and thirst for success.


Mr. Ghosn is multilingual and speaks six languages and is a global, multi-cultural individual, where he has lived in Brazil, Lebanon, United States, Japan, & France.


Combine that with a passion for car-manufacturing, it was no surprise he became the CEO of two of the biggest companies in the world.


Mr. Ghosn was the first non-Japanese person to lead a Japanese automaker. He spearheaded major structural changes at Nissan, dramatically altering the corporate culture.


In a time span of only a few years, he saved Nissan from bankruptcy and returned it into its rightful position of success and grand profit-making. At the same time, his name went down in history as one of the leaders of this complex industrial sector.


The Japanese nicknamed him Mr. Fix-It, others Mr. Icebreaker, and even though the names might differ, their thoughts about him are similar: he is an inspiration.


His competitive edge, unorthodox ways at the job, and diverse background made him a role model for many who aspire to be triumphant in a global, aggressive world.


His success was recognized worldwide where in October 2006, Mr. Ghosn was dubbed as an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. And in September 2010, CEO Quarterly Magazine listed Carlos Ghosn as one of the "Most Respected CEOs".


Also, in November 2010, Forbes.com listed Carlos Ghosn as one of the "Seven Most Powerful South Americans". He was voted Man of the Year 2003 by Fortune magazine's Asian edition. In 2004 he was added to the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame.


Despite all his success, Carlos Ghosn never forgot his roots and is a frequent flier to Lebanon and an active citizen in the Lebanese society. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut and a member of the council for Strategic Consulting at the University of St. Joseph.


“Failure is the first step on the road to success.” – Carlos Ghosn


 

1 Comments

Posted by: khalil khalaf
June 01, 2011
Love that man!

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