The Revs Program at Stanford & the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) host an evening with the chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn. Mr. Ghosn will give a talk "Driving Technology: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Cars and the Future of the Automobile."

Note: The event is now sold out and the waitlist is closed. Please join us for future Open Garage Talks in 2013!

Event Details:

Cost: Free, but registration is required (Note: the event is now sold out)

Date: Monday, April 1, 2013

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00PM

Location / parking information: Automotive Innovation Facility (Google Maps)


Carlos Ghosn bio:

Carlos Ghosn is chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a global car group that sold 8.1 million vehicles in 2012, or one in 10 cars worldwide. Renault-Nissan is the auto industry’s only major cross-cultural combination that has survived multiple business cycles and continues to expand. Renault-Nissan is also the leader in zero-emission technology, with more than 70,000 fully electric cars on the road. These cars can be fully recharged with purely renewable energy.

Ghosn is also the president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global automotive company with 200,000 employees and $100 billion in revenue. Mr. Ghosn joined the company as its chief operating officer in June 1999, became its president in June 2000 and was named chief executive officer in June 2001.

Mr. Ghosn was named president and chief executive officer of French automaker Renault SA in May 2005 in addition to his current responsibilities at Nissan. In May 2009 he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault. He thus became the first person worldwide to head two Global 500 companies simultaneously.

Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as executive vice president of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in the Mercosur, he was responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing.

Before he joined Renault, Mr. Ghosn had worked with Michelin for 18 years. As chairman and chief executive officer of Michelin North America, Mr. Ghosn presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in 1990. Previously, Mr. Ghosn had worked as the chief operating officer of Michelin's South American activities based in Brazil; as head of research and development for industrial tires in Ladoux, France; and as plant manager in Le Puy, France.

Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil on March 9, 1954. He graduated with engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique in 1974 and from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1978. In addition to his roles at Renault and Nissan, he serves on the boards of directors for Russian automaker AVTOVAZ and Brazilian bank Itau Banco. He is also a member of International Advisory Council of Tsinghua University of Beijing, and American University of Beirut; and he is a member of the Strategic Council, Saint Joseph University of Beirut.