NEW YORK, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York International Automobile Show today announced that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. chairman and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn will be the keynote speaker for the Show's Opening Press Breakfast. Each year, the event attracts more than 800 media and OEM auto executives and is followed by two days of new vehicle introductions. The 2016 keynote takes place on Wednesday, March 23rd at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
With more than 247,500 employees and nearly $104 billion in revenue in fiscal 2014, Mr. Ghosn is responsible for one of the world's largest and most-watched automakers and remains a leading advocate for sustainable transportation. Nissan and its alliance partner Renault are the first automakers to have launched a range of affordable zero-emission cars and commercial vehicles, and have sold more electric vehicles than all other major automakers combined.
Mr. Ghosn joined Nissan as its chief operating officer in 1999, became its president in 2000 and was named chief executive officer in 2001.
Mr. Ghosn was named chief executive officer of Renault in 2005, in addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, making him the first person to run two Fortune Global 500 companies simultaneously. In 2009 he added the title of chairman of the board of Renault.
Mr. Ghosn is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, with combined global sales of 8.5 million vehicles in 2014. Since 2013, Mr. Ghosn has also been chairman of the board of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker. In addition to his leadership roles at Nissan, Renault, the Alliance and AVTOVAZ, Mr. Ghosn is president of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) through 2015.
The Auto Show runs from March 25 - April 3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Press Preview days are March 23 & 24.
Important 2016 Show Dates:
Press Preview, March 23 & 24 (credentials required)
Public Sneak Preview, March 25
Public Show Dates, March 25 - April 3
SOURCE New York International Auto Show