Ghosn «Samurai of Modernity» … the story of the coup & # 39; "heir" of «maker & # 39; glory »
It is bordered by a popular hero in modern Japanese way
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Carlos Ghosn, president and current president of & # 39; Nissan, Heroto Saikawa,
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It is stated that a person who has never acted as villain will never be crowned as a hero, and a hero once closed, can & # 39; & # 39 be a victim in, any moment. This is the case with & # 39; Carlos Ghosn, triangular businessman and the first to take in & # 39; hand the simultaneous management & # 39; awtomakers three key world, after jsalvahom of loss and failure.
As Nissan announced the removal of & # 39; Ghosn at the company's presidency on 19 & # 39; In June, after her arrest and imprisonment pending trial for fraud and tax cheating, and talk about this man on every lip and tongue in the Japanese capital, and barely any bulletin issue & # 39; Without being led by circumstances & # 39; and arrest its fall. The speech, which was whisper in the early days after his arrest & # 39; "movement coup & # 39; state" against the of Japanese business court, described as secret and silent, was widespread in automatic industry and some of the highest political circles in the capitals concerned.
Carlos Ghosn, along with Italian Sergio Marconi, the former head of the Chrysler-Fiat alliance, who died in & # 39; blow earlier this year, is one of the most influential leaders in industry history global car from the days of Henry Ford Major. But in Japan is a unique case in history & # 39; this country, which is well known for its forward on tradition, culture & # 39; xenophobia, skepticism and esteem for what's known as the Japanese miracle. Not only was a successful businessman, he missed the second automakers, the cornerstone of Japan's economy from bankruptcy, unprecedented profits erupted set & # 39; taboo rooted in Japanese social culture.
For the first time, Japan turned to "Gaijin," a term used to mean foreign, to save giant company that had tens of & # 39; & # 39 years; national pride and an example & # 39; excellence and excellence. The appreciation of the Japanese for their achievements and their admiration for his strict style, which exceeded their love for work to the point of & # 39; exhaustion, have been declared a national hero. His drawings are familiar among the popular folk tales characters Japan known as manga.
F & # 39; less than two years, Ghosn closed five factories for the company, laying off tens of & # 39; & # 39 thousands; rrevololizza workers and the English language instead of Japanese. The Japanese, in their decision, consider mastering & # 39; foreign language titlefhom. Some of their original self, but remained & # 39; one of the most popular faces. In a remarkable precedent, he met & # 39; & # 39 with twice; the emperor, who is considered the most sacred in the Japanese tradition. "Għejna change our working methodology, which has always been slow in making & # 39; decisions." Haroto Saikawa said, current head of the company.
But the head of & # 39; the same company, thanked Ghosn and even joined his office in & # 39; Qafn Ghosn with its support, was what was before a few journalists days to say: " I am very disappointed, disappointed, despair, anger and denunciation. " The man who appointed the last year as his heir, and was known to be the first man across so Ghosn, among senior officials of the company.
Seikawa said an internal investigation has been ongoing for months in the company at & # 39; cooperation with the attorney general's office had revealed irregularities allegedly committed by Ghosn, like hiding & # 39; part of his income from the Directorate of tax, to take personal advantage of the company owned apartments and employing his sister as a consultant false hundred thousand dollars per year.
Seikawa was blown by breaking the myth that man entered the Japan automotive industry. But insiders familiar with the Nissan group things knew that friendship was lacking between the two men for months that their relationship was entered in & # 39; period & # 39; tension since That Ghosn announced program ambitious to fully integrate Nissan and Renault, which Seikawa objected strongly, given that unity is at the expense of & # 39; Nissan and the French company.
After the shock of & # 39; the first days, and expulsion & # 39; Ghosn from his position as an executive decision of the board of directors b & # 39; seventh consensus & # 39; members, including two French members who participated in the video, the Japanese media began to question the questions and doubts that were circulating in the international press: the decision & # 39; Ghosn combining the two companies? How can & # 39; conceals part of his income and compensation from the Department of Taxation, know that it is determined by decisions taken by the board of directors of the combined company? Or is there a plan to put & # 39; branch if necessary?
"What happened in & # 39; April was a coup & # 39; state to remove Ghosn and to suspend its plan to combine the two companies," says David Bailey, an expert in the automotive industry. "When Nissan reached bankruptcy in 1999, it was 15 percent (Renault), but without the right to vote within the Board of the French company, while the latter occupied 43 percent the Japanese group. Today, the values of & # 39; Nissan more than double the value & # 39; Renault and get 50 percent of the profits and sales of the Alliance. Therefore, the part Japanese consider the full integration with the French company will be & # 39; big loss for him, and you & # 39; deprived of the coalition running in & # 39; event & # 39; continuation ».
This is what prompted the French government, which owns the largest share in Renault, which looks and appoint a Vice President while maintaining a Ghosn in office and states that it was not in breach of French law.
Bob Lutz, former president & # 39; General Motors, said that what happened with & # 39; Ghosn "Employers conspiracy. He was not only a giant in the automotive industry but also in the business world in general. It was good to deal with globalization, seeing what others did not see, and had widespread and unencumbered vision not conventional and provocative in the business world. "Many people have benefited from the failure alliance between the three companies in 1999, including myself … but Ghosn succeeded in protesting against all expectations."