Tuesday 9th March 1954
Born on this day, Carlos Ghosn, KBE, Brazilian born businessman. He is largely credited with turning around Nissan. As an outsider in charge of one of Japan’s largest companies, Ghosn has been extremely successful. He was voted Man of the Year 2003 by Fortune magazine’s Asian edition and is also on the board of Alcoa, Sony, and IBM. Ghosn became CEO of Renault, Nissan’s partner and shareholder, in 2005, succeeding Louis Schweitzer, while remaining CEO of Nissan as well.