TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn turned around a poorly running Nissan Motor Co. Could he work similar magic in the Middle East?
Ghosn, Nissan President and CEO, has been nominated for another presidency: Lebanon's.
Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel nominated Ghosn as a candidate for the Lebanese presidency, saying he was "the best bet" for the post.
Ghosn was raised in Beirut and speaks fluent Arabic, among other languages. Ghosn told a Lebanese TV interviewer that he is not interested in running for political office in Lebanon "for the time being."
In April, Ghosn will become CEO of both Nissan and Renault, based in Paris.