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International Business Leader Carlos Ghosn to Return to Greenville

Oct 19, 2017 09:18AM ● By Emily Stevenson

The Greenville Tech Foundation will host internationally renowned automotive executive Carlos Ghosn for a private event on Nov. 7, 2017. Ghosn is chairman and chief executive officer of the Alliance, the world’s largest automotive group. Ghosn is chairman and CEO of France’s Groupe Renault and serves as chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Motors together sold 9.96 million vehicles in 2016 – more than one in nine cars worldwide and they expect to sell more than 10.5 million units in 2017.

Ghosn has been the industry's leading advocate for sustainable transportation; Renault and Nissan were the first automakers to launch a range of affordable zero-emission cars and commercial vehicles. The Alliance cumulatively had sold more than 500,000 electric vehicles by September 2017 – accounting for about half of all electric vehicles on the road today.       

Ghosn previously lived in Greenville during his time as chairman and CEO of Michelin North America from 1989 to 1996.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Ghosn back to Greenville,” said Ann Wright, vice president of advancement for the foundation. “The Greenville Tech Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to host an internationally recognized business leader who is an authority on the evolution of the automotive industry and also has a unique perspective on the importance of developing a skilled workforce worldwide.”

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to return to Greenville on behalf of the Greenville Tech Foundation,” Ghosn said.  “I look forward to seeing how the region has grown during the past 20 years and meeting with various audiences to learn more about the business community in this area.” 

Ghosn will attend several private events during his one-day visit in November. To learn more about these events, please contact Ann Wright with the Greenville Tech Foundation at (864) 250-8719