Carlos Ghosn

Industry Leader of the Year Award 2004

Ghosn is being recognized as President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. He joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999, became President in June 2000 and assumed his current position in June 2001. In five years as Nissan’s COO and in the three years since becoming CEO, Ghosn turned the company’s $22.9 billion debt into a $7 billion profit. He focused Nissan on building fewer, better products on a narrowed range of platforms and drivetrains.

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