Carlos Ghosn - Nissan
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Company headquarters: Japan

CEO's home country: Brazil

Born in Brazil into a Lebanese family, educated at prestigious schools in France, and currently at the helm of French car company Renault and Japanese auto maker Nissan, Carlos Ghosn has been described by CNN as the "quintessential international businessman." He held executive positions at Michelin in France, Brazil, and the U.S. before moving to Renault and Nissan. Ghosn is also fluent in French, Arabic, English, and Portuguese.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated July 09 2013 04:38 PM ET
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