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Carlos Ghosn Appointed as New President of ACEA

The charismatic chairman and CEO of Renault, Carlos Ghosn, has been appointed as the new president of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

Mr Carlos Ghosn is perhaps best known for his current position at the head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance where he has spearheaded their brave move toward electrification of vehicles, bringing popular models such as the Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE to market. You might consider him a brave man, for example when giving the go-ahead for the daring Renault Twizy against all the odds and making it a viable means of transport that has seen successes in warmer climates particularly, but also as a futuristic view of what the future could hold.

Mr Ghosn takes over from Mr Phillippe Varin with immediate effect.

ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert said:

“Mr Ghosn will lead ACEA through an important period of political transition in Europe. Under his presidency, ACEA will continue to focus on its key policy recommendations, which are to drive innovation, to foster growth through international trade and to call for a supportive regulatory framework.”

ACEA’s members are BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, FIAT SpA, Ford of Europe, General Motors Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, IVECO SpA, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group. More information can be found on

Carlos Ghosn with Nissan LEAF EV

Source; Renault