CARLOS GHOSN, RENAULT: He Did So Well, Let's Give Him Two CEO Jobs

CARLOS GHOSN RENAULT

If tensions exist atop Renault between chairman and chief executive Louis Schweitzer and his heir Carlos Ghosn, they're well veiled. Ghosn is CEO of Nissan Motor, the Japanese automaker that Renault controls through a 44.4% ownership stake. He's slated to move from Tokyo to Paris in 2005 and become CEO of Renault while Schweitzer remains chairman, a situation that Ghosn says could be seen as "potentially antagonistic." But he and Schweitzer have worked together for five years and developed a relationship of "mutual trust," Ghosn says, adding that after a decision is made public "you never know who defended it beforehand."

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