BARCELONA (March 2, 2015)–Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, met today with His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, at the Albéniz Palace in Barcelona, where they discussed the state of today’s global automotive market, as well as Renault’s future prospects in Spain. José Vicente de los Mozos, member of Renault’s Executive Committee, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply-Chain, and CEO of Renault Spain, also took part in the meeting.
During the meeting Mr. Ghosn emphasized the key role that Spain plays in the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s industrial strategy.
His visit to Spain will also take Mr. Ghosn to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as well as to Palencia, in the company of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, for a tour of Renault’s manufacturing facility.
Born in Brazil in March 1954, Carlos Ghosn is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École des Mines in Paris. He joined Michelin in 1978 as manager of the Le Puy plant in France. He became Chief Operating Officer of Michelin’s South American activities based in Brazil before being appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michelin North America in 1989. He joined Renault as Executive Vice President in 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in Mercosur, he was responsible for research, automobile engineering and development, manufacturing, powertrain operations, and purchasing. Mr. Ghosn joined Nissan Motor as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999 and was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2001. CEO of Renault since May 2005, he remains President and CEO of Nissan. He was appointed President and CEO of Renault on May 6, 2009, and reappointed in 2013. In 2013, Mr. Ghosn was elected chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia’s largest automotive manufacturer. In addition to his leadership roles at Renault, Nissan, the Alliance and AVTOVAZ, Mr. Ghosn is president of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) through 2015.
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