Carlos Ghosn Set To Become Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s New CEO

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has told the Financial Times that he’s likely to step down as CEO of the French automaker before the end of his term is in 2022.

The 64-year old executive will however stay on as chairman of Renault, while moving forward as CEO and chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. Renault has yet to offer an official comment on the matter.

“You can suspect before 2022 I will stop being CEO of Renault,” said Ghosn during an interview.

Ghosn is currently focused on strengthening the relationship between Nissan and Renault and better-prepare the automakers for the current industry shift towards full electric and self-driving vehicles. To focus on this, in 2017 he handed over the day-to-day running of Nissan to Hiroto Saikawa.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Ghosn has hinted at assuming a different role. Back in 2012, he stated that he didn’t want to continue doing this into his 60s, while at the start of this year, he alluded to stepping down as Renault CEO during a hearing on industry policy, saying that managing three major companies wasn’t “sustainable”.

Last September, the alliance unveiled a 2022 mid-term plan targeting increasing annual synergies of more than 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) – a significant increase from 5 billion in 2016, reports Autonews.

Moving forward, current Renault chief operating officer Thierry Bollore could be the one tasked with CEO duties once Ghosn steps down.

Logo – Alliance Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Motors
  • Bo Hanan

    Does it mean sports cars for Mitsubishi?

    • Harry Nimmergut

      It means Renaults for America (even the el cheapo ones that always fail crash tests) and Nissan clones for Mitsu. 370Z? I doubt that. Sorry, Bo.

  • Six_Tymes

    Carlos Ghosn, one of the best CEO’s in history.

    • EGO maniac like Marchione, but has actually achievements he can be proud of.

  • Mind Synthetic

    i was really hoping this *Uker would be gone by now. never liked his philosophy, or or direction he is taking nissan, i have no problem with renault, god look at that rat face.

  • Rasta_Farian

    What is with that Renault Nissan Mitsubishi logo?! That has to be a joke…

    • OdysseyTag

      Might aswell use Mitsubishi’s logo for the group – clearly already a tri-formation with red from Nissan and diamonds from Renault.

      • Yeah but Mitshubishi is a small player in the Alliance. It’s not like VW AG. But I get your point.
        They could made a mix of French and Japanese Flags ;-).

    • It’s the group Logo, probably made by an agency in a hurry with a sweet talk. It’s boring, but who cares really, it’s the Group’s logo. FCA, PSA, GM, JLA… All have boring logos. What matters in the brands logos and identities.

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