Ghosn «Samurai of Modernity» … a story about the coup d'etat of the "successor" to the "producer of glory"
From a popular hero, he turned into a modern Japanese street
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Carlos Ghosn, chairman and current president of Nissan, Heroto Saikawa,
TOKYO: Shawki Al Rayes
It is said that a person who has never acted as a crime will never be crowned as a hero, and after crowning a hero, he can at any moment turn into a bad guy. This is the case with Carl Ghosen, a triangular businessman, and the first to take over the management of three of the world's leading carmakers, after he saved them from losing and bankruptcy.
Since Nissan announced the removal of Ghosn from the company's presidency on June 19, after his arrest and imprisonment for trial for tax fraud and embezzlement, and discuss this man on every mouth and tongue in the capital of Japan and hardly issues any newspaper or newsletter No Leading by the circumstances of his arrest and fall. The conversation that spread in the first few days after the capture of the "coup movement" against him in a Japanese business court, described as a mystery and silence, is spreading in the auto industry and some of the highest political circles in the capital cities.
Carlos Ghosn, along with Italian Sergio Marconi, the former Chrysler-Fiat chief, suddenly died earlier this year, is one of the most influential leaders in the history of the global automotive industry since Henry Ford's major. But in Japan, this is a unique case in the history of this country, which is known for its strength in the tradition, the culture of xenophobia, skepticism and self-confidence for what is known as the Japanese wonder. Not only was he a successful businessman, he saved another carmaker, the main role of the Japanese economy from bankruptcy, to unprecedented profits, broke down a series of taboos embedded in Japanese social culture.
For the first time, Japan used "Gaijin", a term that meant ignorance, to save a huge company that had a decade of national pride and an example of excellence and excellence. The appreciation of Japan for its achievements and its admiration for its strict style, which surpassed its love for work to the point of exhaustion, was to be proclaimed a national hero. His drawings are famous among the figures of popular folk tales in Japan known as manga.
In less than two years, Ghosn closed five factories for the company, fired tens of thousands of workers, and revolutionized English instead of Japanese. The Japanese, in their decision, believe that the master of a foreign language has lost. Few of their originals, however, remained one of the most popular faces. In an extraordinary precedent, he met twice with the caretaker who is considered the brightest in the Japanese tradition: "We helped change the methodology of our work, which was always slow to make decisions," said Haroto Saikawa, the current head of the company.
However, the head of the same company, who donated Ghosn and even joined his office in Qafn Ghosn with his support, was the one who stood before journalists a few days ago to say, "I am deeply disappointed, disappointed, desperate, alienated rage. " The man he made last year for his successor, and was known as the first man around Ghosn, among senior company officials.
Seikawa said that the internal investigation that had been in the company for several months in cooperation with the public prosecutor's office revealed the irregularities allegedly committed by Ghosn, such as the disguise of part of his income from the Tax Administration, taking personal advantages of the company's owned apartments and the employment of his sister As a fake advisor, hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Seikawa was swollen by breaking the legend of a man who overshadowed the Japanese automotive industry, but insiders familiar with the Nissan team knew that during the two months they lacked friendship and that their relationship had entered a period of tension since Yes Ghosn announced an ambitious program to fully integrates Nissan and Renault, which Seikawa strongly objected, since the merger will be at the expense of Nissan and the French company.
After the shock of the first days and the dismissal of Ghosn from his position of non-executive board decision by seven members, including two French members who participated in that video, accidentally coincides with this problem by Goshone's decision to merge two companies? How can he hide part of his income and fees from the Tax Administration, knowing that this is determined by the decisions of the Board of Directors of the company together? Or is there a plan to type a branch if necessary?
"What happened in April was a crackdown on the removal of Ghosn and the termination of a two-company merger plan," says David Bailey, a car industry expert. "When Nissan reached the bankruptcy in 1999, it had 15 percent (Renault), but without the right to vote in the French company's board while the other owned 43 percent of the Japanese group. Today, Nissan is worth more than double Renault's value and makes up 50 percent profits and sales of the Alliance. Accordingly, the Japanese party believes that full integration with the French company will be a male loss and may be deprived of the leadership of the coalition in case of continuation. "
This led the French government, which owns Renault's largest ownership, to wait and appoint vice presidents, keeping Ghosn in position and declaring that he did not violate the French law.
Bob Lutz, the former president of General Motors, said that what happened to Ghosn "stinks out of conspiracy." He was not only a giant in the automotive industry, but also in the business world at all. He was good at confronting globalization, watching what others did not see , and he had a wide vision and unconventional and provocative openness in the business world. "Many bet on the failure of the alliance of the three companies in 1999, including me … but Ghosn managed to bet against all expectations."