Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance( More about event)
Carlos Ghosn, the Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and an outspoken advocate of all-electric vehicles, is scheduled to speak at Princeton at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25. The talk, titled "Carlos Ghosn on the Renault-Nissan Alliance: Strategy, Diversity and Growth," will take place in the Friend Center Auditorium 101 and is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and is sponsored by the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture Fund. In addition to serving as president and chief executive officer of Nissan, Ghosn (pronounced "goan," rhyming with "phone") is president and CEO of Renault S.A. Nissan alone has 180,000 employees and $83 billion in revenue. Together, Nissan and Renault have annual global sales of 6.1 million vehicles. Ghosn is widely credited with having rescued Nissan from near bankruptcy in 1999 and revitalizing the company sales and operations. In recent years he has led the company in investing heavily in electric vehicles, leading to the launch of the Nissan Leaf in December 2010. Prior to joining Nissan in 1999, Ghosn served as executive vice president of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in most of South America, he was responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing. He graduated with engineering degrees from Ãcole Polytechnique in 1974 and from Ãcole des Mines de Paris in 1978.
Location: Friend Center 101
Date/Time: 04/25/11 at 4:30 pm - 04/25/11 at 01:00 am
Sponsor: Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment