Renault changes logo in 2004 for ninth time (above).
May 7, 2009.
At the Annual General Meeting of May 6, 2009 Louis Schweitzer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, confirmed that he would not renew his directorship.
The Board of Directors named Carlos Ghosn Chairman of the Board of Directors, alongside his current responsibilities, and appointed him President and CEO of Renault.
Carlos Ghosn was born in Porto-Velho Brazil in March 1954. He 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. Carlos Ghosn joined Nissan Motor as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999 and was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2001.
President of Renault since May 2005, he remains President and CEO of Nissan. Carlos Ghosn is also a director of Alcoa and AvtoVAZ.
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