Breadcrumb Home February 22, 2017 12:00 AM Carlos Ghosn through the years Carlos Ghosn joined Nissan in 1999 from France's Renault SA and became Nissan's CEO two years later. Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN When Ghosn was 26-years-old, he was promoted tomanager of a Michelin plant in Le Puy, France. Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN In 1989, Ghosn moved to South Carolina for a new assignment with Michelin. Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN Ghosn at a Renault plant. Ghosn joined the automaker in 1996. Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN Carlos Ghosn first announced the Nissan revival plan in 1999. Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN Ghosn, fourth from left, shouts words of encouragement to employees at Nissan's quake-hit Iwaki plant, in Fukushima Prefecture. Toggle Fullscreen Share The vehicles, which were handed over to the Pope by Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, were developed with French coach builder Gruau, Renault said. Toggle Fullscreen Share The new Popemobile can go about 106 miles without a charge. Toggle Fullscreen Share REUTERS Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presents the IDS concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Toggle Fullscreen Share Bloomberg Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who was born in Brazil, took a turn in the Olympic Torch Relay in Rio de Janeiro in August. Nissan was a major Olympic sponsor. Toggle Fullscreen Share NISSAN Ghosn is pictured at the start of production of the remodeled Versa Note subcompact at Nissan's Oppama Plant in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture in 2016. Toggle Fullscreen Share BLOOMBERG Ghosn, at the CES in Las Vegas in January, plans to focus on Mitsubishi. He is stepping down as CEO but will retain his position as chairman of the Japan's second-biggest automaker.