Quotes by: Carlos Ghosn

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Carlos Ghosn
Ghosn at the World Economic Forum India Economic Summit in 2009
Born (1954-03-09) March 9, 1954 (age 62)
Porto Velho, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian; Lebanese; French
Alma mater École Polytechnique (1974) École des Mines (1978)
Occupation Chairman and CEO of Renault, Nissan, and Renault-Nissan Alliance; Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
Carlos Ghosn
I'm the C.E.O., nominated by the shareholders. If they're not happy, I have to take the consequences.
Carlos Ghosn
I approve designs not because I think I am more gifted or somebody who can see ahead three or four years from now, but just to make sure that the design is a logical, rational decision, taken after analyzing pros and cons.
Carlos Ghosn
Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don't have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.
Carlos Ghosn
Synergies are not only about cost reduction. Synergies can be access to markets, exchange of products, avoiding overlaps, exchange of best practices.
Carlos Ghosn
Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
Carlos Ghosn
Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.
Carlos Ghosn
What I worry about is not just Nissan, but Japanese manufacturers losing motivation to maintain production in Japan. The high yen is definitely a headwind.
Carlos Ghosn
At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!
Carlos Ghosn
People will always challenge you on an idea as long as it has not been concretized by somebody else.
Carlos Ghosn
When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.
Carlos Ghosn
As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing.
Carlos Ghosn
If we come to the conclusion after 90 days that the synergies are big enough to justify the efforts, then we can go to the second step, which consists of saying: what would be the best organization and conditions - including shareholdings - in order to make sure the synergies happen.
Carlos Ghosn
There are always lessons that can be learned from another manufacturer. You can learn from their successes and from their mistakes also. But you cannot replicate; you can only learn.
Carlos Ghosn
Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.
Carlos Ghosn
Employees are your most valuable assets. They are the heart and guts of a company. This doesn't mean that from time to time, you aren't going to do what is good for the company.
Carlos Ghosn
More and more, in any company, managers are dealing with different cultures. Companies are going global, but the teams are being divided and scattered all over the planet.
Carlos Ghosn
Is Europe going to be breaking? I don't think so. I think the euro will stay. I think at the end of the day Europeans will find the solutions in order to hold Europe together.
Carlos Ghosn
In most companies people make a specific contribution to the company in their function. But it is not expressed in terms of profit, only in terms of performing their function better.
Carlos Ghosn
If guys try to make a bigger company for the sake of size, they don't create value in most cases.
Carlos Ghosn
I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example.
Carlos Ghosn
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