As you say, Carlos Ghosn is the current CEO of Nissan (one of a very few non-Japanese to head a Japanese company) but also CEO and President of Renault, the French auto company.
Ghosn was born in Brazil in 1954. His parents were from Lebanon. He moved to Lebanon at age 6.
He earned engineering degrees in France and then started working for the tire company Michelin. By 1988 he was CEO of Michelin in North America.
In 1996 he became head of Renault and in 1999 he became head of Nissan.